Playback of local videos is 'choppy'

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Re: Playback of local videos is 'choppy'

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:36 am

...The "Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_i965.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" is most probably innocuous (vdpau is meant for nvidia cards), but just in case, you can set vlc, tools, input /codecs, hardware acceleration, try the vaapi settings there...

...I'm not personally familiar with Cinnamon & thereby how it handles compositing, Pjotr has some very good suggestions in his site though that will make it behave in a much more lightweight manner:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... n-Cinnamon

Just in case, check that you have the latest linux-firmware installed (it should be 1.157.4 currently)...
If nothing of the above does the trick, i really recommend trying out with a more recent kernel...
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lucky62 wrote:Some errors are there...

$ dmesg | grep -i error
[ 3.852605] mce: [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged
[ 3.852608] mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 2: Machine Check: 0 Bank 128: 0000000088192803
[ 3.852608] mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 1115f191f8
[ 3.852609] mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:806e9 TIME 1513887278 SOCKET 0 APIC 1 microcode 70
[ 3.858565] mce: [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged
[ 3.858566] mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 2: Machine Check: 0 Bank 128: 00000000881a2802
[ 3.858567] mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 1116f9c06a
[ 3.858567] mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:806e9 TIME 1513887278 SOCKET 0 APIC 1 microcode 70
[ 4.298720] mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 128: 0000000088192803
[ 4.299600] mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 1118062efc
[ 4.300836] mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:806e9 TIME 1513887278 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 70
[ 4.301758] mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 128: 00000000881a2802
[ 4.302694] mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 11182606d1
[ 4.304460] mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:806e9 TIME 1513887278 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 70
..........................................................
That however i'm afraid would need more investigation...check for suggestions here, and here...
Last edited by thx-1138 on Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:48 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Playback of local videos is 'choppy'

Post by phelest » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:02 pm

Is there a difference when disabling WLAN and using LAN ?
LinuxMint 18 definitely has a quite unfriendly problem with video streaming when using dedicated WLAN-HW - which LinuxMint 17 does not have at all!
This can be stated at least when older WLAN-HW is used, i.e. Lenovo Thinkpad T60 (Mate 32-bit) or P5W DH Deluxe of ASUS Digital Home Series (Mate 64-bit), while there is absolutely no problem when using LAN! ==> Activate the Netspeed Applet in the Panel and watch the Device Details to check when using WLAN!

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Re: Playback of local videos is 'choppy'

Post by newbie serena » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:01 am

Maybe try searching the Vlc VideoLan Forum page for suggestions. I was searching for all kinds of difficult options on the linuxmint forum and in the end I just had to change the video output in my Vlc settings. And gone was the screen tearing and choppiness. I have got smooth video now with LinuxMint Cinnamon 18.3.

The advice I got from the Vlc forum page is to change the video output in the settings of Vlc Media Player.
I just had to disable the Hardware Accelerated Video Output (Overlay). That is one setting found in the Video settings of Vlc. Just one litte change and all my problems solved.
Takes 2 minutes to try it out.

Another advice I read on VideoLan Forum was to change the video output to ANY other than the current one. Just experiment.

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