Husse wrote:So you download the video with unplug and then watch it?
Neither totem nor mplayer has any settings that has something to do with your error
The only thing I can think of is HAL which makes requests about twice a second - but that is really far fetched...
Yeah, I know. Here's the funny thing. On the Ubuntu distribution I saw some similar weirdness (not in videos like this, but in other video subsystem functions) following a HAL update on this same box (Dell Precision M70 notebook with an nVidia Quadro FX Go1400 display card). But, if I remember correctly, that only happened following a HAL and kernel update while running the OS under Wubi. I don't think those updates affected video behavior at all when I did a regular installation of Ubuntu FF. (Wubi cripples the HAL, preventing stuff like hibernation and suspend.)
I appreciate your reply. If you can think of anything in particular that I might do to correct this, I'd be thankful for your thoughts.
I'm thinking this could be an issue with the nVidia drivers themselves (or perhaps with Dell's particular implementation of the video chipset on this computer).
I hate to start doing the Microsoft two-step, but I guess I might start uninstalling and reinstalling codecs and players. And, if that doesn't help, I'll move on to the kernel / HAL updates.
Or maybe I'll just wait for the release of Celena. It's not like this is a huge issue, but it makes watching a guitarist's hands for insight into her/his technique a little futile.