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I've recently installed Mint and it's my first attempt at linux - so very much a newbie. I'm generally very impressed - However,
Video playback keeps breaking up. I downloaded VLC player in case it was a problem with Movie player but exactly the same thing happens. Google Earth breaks up exactly the same way as well.
I've gone to Multimedia System Selector and with the video default output plugin set at autodetect the test screen shows exactly the same problem. When I change it to X Window System (No Xv), the test signal is perfect.
However, when I then go back to any of the media players I get the same thing again.
Does anyone out there know the probably obvious step I missed?
Two things immediately comes to mind The video driver and compiz If you have an ATI or nvidia card you really have to install the proprietary driver for a good result Got to Control Center > Hardware > Hardware drivers Sometimes Compiz makes it hard for you Go to Control Center > Appearance > Visual effects - set to none Revert the setting when you don't watch video if you want the "extras"
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it