Kaffeine playback jerky

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Tue Sep 2 07:03:21 BST 2008


Billie Walsh wrote:
> david wrote:
>   
>> On Monday 01 September 2008 1:54:27 pm Billie Walsh wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Knapp wrote:
>>>     
>>>       
>>>> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
>>>>       
>>>>         
>>>>> I've been following the thread about Kaffeine Borked with interest. I
>>>>> had been unable to get DVD,s to play also. Some error message about
>>>>> dvdcss not being installed but it was. Anyway, I checked and sure enough
>>>>> changing the source to scd0 fixed that part. Now they play, but there's
>>>>> a new problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> Playback is VERY jerky on both home recorded media and commercial
>>>>> media.. The computer is a 3.5GHz, with two gigs of memory so there
>>>>> shouldn't be an issue there. What I notice is that both the hard drive
>>>>> light and dvd drive lights are on constantly during playback.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Life is what happens while your busy making other plans.
>>>>>         
>>>>>           
>>>> Start by telling what graphics card you have and if it is set up for
>>>> openGL and if your player is set to use it. I an not sure what the
>>>> best driver selections are for the players but I know on my system
>>>> there are a lot of choices.
>>>>       
>>>>         
>>> Probably should also say it Kubuntu 8.04/KDE 3.5.9
>>>
>>> It's an ATI Radeon video card using the ATI drivers. Near as I can
>>> figure it out Kaffeine is set to use the default driver/card under
>>> xengine parameters. It's the built in video "card" on the mother board.
>>>
>>> Is there a CLI command that will give me the exact card?
>>>
>>> It seems that I used to use the fglrx drivers on this computer, but
>>> can't guarantee that. That is an option in System settings. The other
>>> options listed are fbdev, 8500, and vesa
>>>     
>>>       
>> Here Billie, Add Option "VideoOverlay" "on"  to your xorg.conf file. Here is 
>> an example of mine:
>>
>> Section "Device"
>>         Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
>>         Option          "VideoOverlay"  "on"
>>         Driver          "fglrx"
>>
>> Then restart your X server or reboot your computer. You shouldn't have any 
>> choppy video now.
>>
>>   
>>     
> This just gets weirder and weirder. Here is my section of etc/x11/xorg.conf
>
> Section "Device"
>     Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
> EndSection
>
> Thats all there is.
>
>   

I just noticed that even the mouse motion is jerky while the DVD is playing.

-- 
Life is what happens while your busy making other plans.




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