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Greened out Videos

Postby b0ng0 on Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:28 pm

I have noticed that sometimes, when I play video files (avi, mpeg, mp4, etc.) that I get sound but the whole clip is green. To fix this I need to restart X. What could be causing this? I know it's linux mint, but I like my movies free from mint's greeness :wink:
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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby antiquexray on Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:01 pm

b0ng0 wrote:I have noticed that sometimes, when I play video files (avi, mpeg, mp4, etc.) that I get sound but the whole clip is green. To fix this I need to restart X. What could be causing this? I know it's linux mint, but I like my movies free from mint's greeness :wink:

I don't know the answer to your problem, but it sounds similar to one I have on occasion. I'll get mostly a green screen with large, pixelated portions of the DVD trying to play.
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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby b0ng0 on Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:30 pm

Yeah. I was just trying to show my friend a video and (this being the second time it has happened since I installed Mint) all video files (including streaming ones) just appear as pure green but the sound plays perfectly. Now maybe this is to do with updates because I tend to not restart my computer that often. But still, it's a little annoying to restart X just to watch a video.
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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby phantommaggot on Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:51 pm

i think every version of linux has this problem
no matter what ive tried, some of my vid files never work right. they come up half green, or the clolr all blown out, and usually the sound is distorted some way..

its one of the problems that keeps me in XP. (macs are way too expensive)
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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby sundayrefugee on Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:18 am

Have you tried doing this *without* compiz ie "desktop effects" enabled? Compiz is famous for garbling video ;)
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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby catweazle on Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:22 pm

I had this also so now and then. I also had system freezes.
This disappeared when I downgraded the nvidia-driver from the default 100. ... type to the 96.43 driver (with envy).
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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby deadguy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:43 am

catweazle wrote:I had this also so now and then. I also had system freezes.
This disappeared when I downgraded the nvidia-driver from the default 100. ... type to the 96.43 driver (with envy).


thanks Catweazle!!


I too had the "green garble" playing video's at times.
and on rare occasion a system freeze at random.
I took your advise and downgraded my nvidia driver to the 96.43 driver
and it seems to have cured both the green screens and the system freezes!!(so far anyway)

Thanks again,


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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby Fred on Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:57 am

Aren't proprietary drivers wonderful! :-)

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Re: Greened out Videos

Postby deadguy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:59 am

Fred wrote:Aren't proprietary drivers wonderful! :-)

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@Fred,

Indeed they are!! :lol:
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