I have tried a number of Linux distributions and have the same video playback problem in all of them.
Would like to get to the bottom of it so I can use Linux instead of windows.
When playing any video file (xvid and h.264) or dvd the video breaks up into big rectangles with each rectangle playing its part of the video but they are out of sync, sometimes it happens like a line of the rectangles going up and down the screen. it is hard to explain but it looks like multiple TV's on a wall.
My computer system is a 3ghz quad core Intel processor with 4gig of 1600mhz ram and an Nvidia GTX 460 graphics card.
I have used the non-free Nvidia driver as well as the free one (whos name escapes me).
I have used other processors and graphic cards and get the same result. It happens in normal 1:1 ratio and fullscreen.
I have used just about every video player available and it happens with every one.
I can only assume that it is a problem with my hardware, but it does not happen in windows.
Any advice would be appreciated.