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Grainy Playback

Postby CarrotHead on Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:49 am

Whenever i play a video in anything including VLC the playback is grainy looking or pixellated. The same video's are much clearer in Winblows. What seems to be the issue here? Also, has the jittery 3D been fixed yet concerning ATI X series and Compiz? Thankyou and Mint rocks!
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Re: Grainy Playback

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:50 am

Thank you for your interest in Mint
To help you solve your problem we need to know exactly what Mint you use.
By that I mean version (like Celena or Daryna or numerical if you prefer) and edition (main = Gnome, KDE or some of the Community Editions like xfce or fluxbox or the mini edition)
We also need possible error messages, exactly as they appear
We also need information about your hardware. You can obtain that by running
lspci
in a terminal
If it is something connected to USB you run
lsusb
and similarly for other 'buses' like pcmcia....
To copy from a terminal mark (with the mouse) and right click
Then paste into a code box (it does not use as much space then)
Thank you
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Re: Grainy Playback

Postby CarrotHead on Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:01 pm

I'm using a Fujitsu Lifebook N series Laptop with an ATI X1400 graphics and have a new installation of Mint 5. There are no error messages, just bad video playback. the picture itself is not as clear as it should be, sound is fine but the image is not smooth.

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 21)
05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
08:03.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
08:03.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08)
08:03.2 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 17)
08:03.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 08)
08:03.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 03)
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Re: Grainy Playback

Postby CarrotHead on Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:58 pm

Update: I installed gecko and the video looks much better.... the sound is out of sync but the video is smooth looking. Any ideas why other players make the video look "pixellated"?
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Re: Grainy Playback

Postby Husse on Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:35 am

Chip and video chip is basically what I have in my HP 530 - no problems there and there should not be any video problems to talk about....
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Re: Grainy Playback

Postby BlueFiberOptics on Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:21 am

I've always had problems playing videos in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using ATI restricted drivers. It's not the developers' fault, of course. But I've had pixelated video many times. It's usually fixed by some random command that you paste into the terminal.
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Re: Grainy Playback

Postby Husse on Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:42 am

Oh - I don't have ATI video I've got the Intel 945
For ATI my standing advice is to use Envy to install the drivers
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