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by chrisonmint
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

Well, yeah, what I said earlier about installing VDPAU. It's weird, I know, but vaapi seems to play ball with vdpau, even though vdpau is technically NVIDIA. I don't really understand it and am not sure I want to, but the bottom line is, I can select vaapi in SMPlayer and it seems to work fine. So ...
by chrisonmint
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

That works OK on my Celeron for some video files, but not all. The poor little Smelleron just doesn't have the horsepower. There are three optimal flavors: xv, Intel Sprite, and Intel Textured, with the latter ones looking better and requiring more cpu. The reason textured causes stuttering is beca...
by chrisonmint
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

:D :D :D I have the solution! xvinfo gave me the clue $ xvinfo -short X-Video Extension version 2.2 screen #0 Adaptor #0: "Intel(R) Textured Video" number of ports: 16 port base: 75 ............. Adaptor #1: "Intel(R) Video Sprite" number of ports: 1 port base: 91 One the posts above linked to a pag...
by chrisonmint
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

The purpose for vaapi is to harness the hardware-based video decoding capability (HD video) of the Intel cpu, which is faster and consumes less electricity. If you have a fast enough cpu, then software decoding should suffice, although your video playback will consume more electricity and cpu share...
by chrisonmint
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

RE: vaapi I havent managed to get SMPlayer to run with VAAPI, but I am not sure it will help. I ran MPV on the command line as follows, it was still stuttering... mpv --hwdec=vaapi Detected file format: QuickTime / MOV (libavformat) Clip info: major_brand: mp42 minor_version: 512 compatible_brands: ...
by chrisonmint
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

Oh, and the xvinfo calls my adaptor #1 a "sprite" - can i still set that in the mplayer options?? See below... chris@DELL ~ $ xvinfo X-Video Extension version 2.2 screen #0 Adaptor #0: "Intel(R) Textured Video" number of ports: 16 port base: 75 operations supported: PutImage supported visuals: depth...
by chrisonmint
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

I'd recommend MPV over Mplayer, because MPV seems faster. In my living room, I use the very latest versions straight compiled by mc3man and some other dude, I forget his nym. MPV is very actively developed. I'm running a G1830 Celeron and playing 1080p without stuttering, due to Smplayer + MPV + va...
by chrisonmint
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

Hey there, please edit the subject to include [SOLVED]. Thanks! For the kernel, the official advice is don't bother, unless something's not working right. That is good advice, and I'd think on it long and hard before upgrading the kernel. Also keep in mind, version 18's right around the corner, and...
by chrisonmint
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video playback stutters / is jumpy (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 18006

Re: Video playback stutters / is jumpy

Dang. I forgot the most important thing. If you're running 17.1 or 17.2 with an intel Ironlake gpu, update to 17.3 and make sure you also update the kernel/xorg stack etc stuff. The web point series update doesn't do this automatically. Mine worked fine in 17 but 17.1 and .2 didn't. There was a reg...
by chrisonmint
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Power Manager appears stuck [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: Power Manager appears stuck [solved]

I am marking it as solved - it looks like a hardware issue. :roll:
by chrisonmint
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Power Manager appears stuck [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Power Manager appears stuck [solved]

Great to be back!! Thanks to the MINT team for a swift recovery. New password, ready to post! Right - my question: The cinnamon power manager applet shows my battery status as "charging" and this doesnt change. The battery seems fine, as the LED on my laptop lights up when its being charged and then...
by chrisonmint
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: is the linux desktop environment still going the direction?
Replies: 119
Views: 5541

Re: is the linux desktop environment still going the directi

I'm bemused by this thread, if the question (which is hard to determine) is, is Mint going in the right direction? well, that's subjective, each to their own. Mint is number 1 on Distrowatch and has been for years. I think that within the Linux market, being number 1 is a great achievement. It show...
by chrisonmint
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: is the linux desktop environment still going the direction?
Replies: 119
Views: 5541

Re: is the linux desktop environment still going the directi

mrgoogle wrote: thanks for bothering by, but i'll ask you to read the previous posts and im sure they won't bore you
you could have been less rude here.

I would also ask you to parse your posts into sentences and paragraphs. posting as a big block is very hard to read.
by chrisonmint
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: is the linux desktop environment still going the direction?
Replies: 119
Views: 5541

Re: is the linux desktop environment still going the directi

"its a success as long as its working" bcoz that's just an ignorance on the customer-satisfaction point of view. True, but our interface is not ugly and for most people its working well. Lazy programmers can tell their end users to just work around crappy interfaces, I agree with you there, but i d...
by chrisonmint
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: is the linux desktop environment still going the direction?
Replies: 119
Views: 5541

Re: is the linux desktop environment still going the directi

1. It's easy, both to install and to use; 2. it's nearly complete out of the box; 3. it's long term supported (up to five years); 4. it's stable and reliable; 5. it has a huge amount of installable software in the repo's; 6. it even looks pretty decent out of the box; 7. it's a big distro with a hu...
by chrisonmint
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: is the linux desktop environment still going the direction?
Replies: 119
Views: 5541

Re: is the linux desktop environment still going the directi

in marketing you have to know what is the other operating systems' competitive advantage as well as your own, what did the people liked and disliked about their products and in your product, and you can't do that by just watching/reading reviews that complements your product. Please don't just thin...
by chrisonmint
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: is the linux desktop environment still going the direction?
Replies: 119
Views: 5541

Re: is the linux desktop environment still going the directi

I understand the words market and segmentation, so I think I can extrapolate. What I'm unsure about is why that would be a bad thing for Linux. After all, no one is trying to make every user use the same distro and DE. One of the strong points of Linux, and part of its appeal, is its diversity. OK,...
by chrisonmint
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: sh script keeps running after I log out of Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: sh script keeps running after I log out of Cinnamon

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-unix-run-commands-when-you-log-out/ Logout file name Commands in .logout are run when you log out. bash shell: ~/.bash_logout For graphical environments, the bash logout script is NOT run - that is just for command line sessions. The place to look is /etc/mdm/Post...
by chrisonmint
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: .bash_logout file seems to not work
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: .bash_logout file seems to not work

Hello, bzimmerly. When you logout from Linux Mint, you will not logout from the bash, but from the graphical desktop actually, Cinnamon / Mate / KDE / xfce. This is why you do not see the effect of any .bash_logout. If, however, you login to one of the pseudo console monitors tty1 to tty6 and logou...
by chrisonmint
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: sh script keeps running after I log out of Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: sh script keeps running after I log out of Cinnamon

chrisonmint wrote:
Hi Kilowatt2, thanks that a nice workaround.

I'm going to try "killall keep_running.sh" in .bash_logout and see if that sorts it....
no, that didnt work. the script is still going after I log out.

is this normal behaviour for a shell script??

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