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kayeng
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Video quality poor after upgrading

Post by kayeng » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:37 pm

Hello guys. It seems video quality has become poor after my last upgrade. It is evident when I watch youtube videos as well as my own videos via VLC player.

How can I fix it?

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Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7  Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: R439/R478
           Bios: Phoenix v: 00UN.M001.20100814.LEO date: 08/14/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3 M 380 (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 1066/2533 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430/5450/5470]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: bcma-pci-bridge
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (23.1% used)
Info:      Processes: 211 Uptime: 1:28 Memory: 808.8/1938.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 
Thank you.
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Re: Video quality poor after upgrading

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:33 am

WHat updates? Do you have high level updates selected in Update Manager? You may want to set it to "keep my computer safe". You could also try bringing up the grub bootloader menu when booting by holding down the Shift key. Then select the previous kernel and continue booting to see how that works.

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Re: Video quality poor after upgrading

Post by trytip » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:21 am

i always update all levels, i don't see the point in keeping things held back unless it breaks things. but in order to find out you need to first break some things so you can figure out what broke. so what broke? what exactly is the issue with videos. open up a terminal type vlc space then drag a video in there and see if any extra output is coded. how are videos less then they were before?
check your synaptic package manager history, post what upgraded
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Re: Video quality poor after upgrading

Post by kayeng » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:44 pm

Hello, here is the output:

VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
[09285930] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_r600.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_r600.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I haven't checked synaptic yet.

Thank you.

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Re: Video quality poor after upgrading

Post by trytip » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:25 pm

Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_r600.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
delete .config/vlc/ seems your vdpau is the issue but having no experience with ATI can't say what's what.
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Re: Video quality poor after upgrading

Post by kayeng » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:03 am

Hi. Deleting it didn't help. I don't know how to describe the quality. It's not smooth. Like it skips frames.

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