<SOLVED>4K video playback in Mint

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<SOLVED>4K video playback in Mint

Post by perdomot » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:45 pm

Got myself a new 49 inch 4K monitor from TCL and a new GTX 1050 ti video card for black Friday and noticed that when I try to play some 4K video samples, there is tearing and some parts of the video get pixelated and off color or the video playback stops while the audio continues. I've tried both the included media player and VLC and the problems remain. Both pieces of hardware are hdmi 2.0 compliant so its either the video cable or something in Mint. I tried Compton as its know to help with tearing but no good. Any idea or info would be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: 4K video playback in Mint

Post by catweazel » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:11 pm

Please post the output of this command:

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: 4K video playback in Mint

Post by perdomot » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:10 pm

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System:    Host: tommy-desktop Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: AB350M Pro4
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P3.30 date: 11/10/2017
CPU:       Quad core AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (-HT-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 27945
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1550 MHz 2: 1550 MHz 3: 1550 MHz
           4: 1550 MHz 5: 1550 MHz 6: 1550 MHz 7: 1550 MHz 8: 1550 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1c82 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.90 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fb9 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 09:00.1
           Card-2 Creative Labs SB Recon3D
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 05:00.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-42-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: f000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: enp6s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 3266.7GB (51.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HFS250G32TND size: 250.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD3003FZEX size: 3000.6GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_2.0_FD size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 222G used: 9.6G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.52GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 258 Uptime: 1:56 Memory: 2499.1/7977.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: 4K video playback in Mint

Post by catweazel » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:43 pm

Ok, there are a couple of things you can do. Start NVIDIA X Server Settings. Go to the X Server Display Configuration tab. Down the bottom of the window there will be a button titled 'Save to X Configuration File'. Select this option and replace the period . with /etc/X11/xorg.conf, then click Save.

In your file manager, open the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and post its contents here. Please use the code tags.

Once I've got the contents of that file, I'll be able to show you what changes to make to it.
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Re: 4K video playback in Mint

Post by perdomot » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:01 pm

Looks like the problem was actually VLC player not handling 4K content well. I tried another video player and it worked well. Thanks.

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Re: <SOLVED>4K video playback in Mint

Post by catweazel » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:53 am

No worries. I'm pleased you got it sorted.
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