Multimedia problem.

stevenvollom at stevenvollom at
Wed Mar 25 23:19:32 UTC 2009

> Steven,
> to me, this does not look like an Jaunty problem, since you made up the 
> files on
> another computer which did not have Jaunty. You can check back by 
> playing the files
> on a computer without alpha software.
They actually play fine  on the old box.  This is new with Jaunty.
> However, once again, you should not expect that people will be able to 
> help you, when you are using alpha software.
I realize that, however, should I not ask?  I won't if it is improper.
> As fist half is ok and second half it out of sink, my wild, but 
> hopefully educated guess is that the conversion that you made, might 
> have added a bit of tone delay to the converted part of the movie(s).
The combined .avi's play the same on both applications both have proper 
sink on the first half, both are out of sink on the second half.  The 
videos that are affected are the regular complete downloads that have 
not been merged.  They play in sink during the first part of the film 
and gradually lose sink more and more as the play proceeds.  It is like 
they are a part of a second out of sink which gradually increases the 
gap the longer it plays.  At the end of the movie, the mouths will move 
for a complete statement and stop before the voice catches up to the sound.
I didn't just choose Jaunty Alpha, it was recommended for two reasons.  
It is the only application with support for my 780a nvidia chip on my 
motherboard, and it had more perfected drivers for my 9600 Gforce video 
card.  Intrepid 64 still had problems with nvidia that seemed resolved 
in Jaunty 64bit.  Additionally Jaunty resolved the 4gb memory problem.  
I have 8gb and all are recognized and performing well in Jaunty.  
Additionally I was told that with his experience, Jaunty was the better 
application for my need.  Should I have not taken the advice?   With my 
most current problem with video drivers, it was a bit traumatic, because 
I couldn't fix without help, nonetheless, Nils gave me 3 code 
instructions and it was fine.

 From what I am hearing, a few people think I shouldn't use Jaunty 
Alpha, but it is still less a problem than Intrepid was.  As far as 
Jaunty being over my head, shoot, Feisty still is.  I don't see the 
difference in that respect.  Things are slowly changing, because while I 
could not boot to a working screen, I remembered how to Ctrl+Alt+f1 to 
get a shell, and I was able to get the most recent upgrades and updates 
installed before I contacted Nils.  That surprised me.  With just a 
little more knowledge, I could have resolved that problem myself. 

I wish you could hear the audio now and see the video.  I have never 
experienced anything so excellent.  With the exception of the crash when 
the new driver update came, the other problems do not really affect my 
use.  Is it preferred that I don't ask for help when I do experience a 
problem with  Jaunty?  If I shouldn't be asking help, I will stop, but I 
wouldn't know what to change to with the new box.  Jaunty seems the only 
application that suits the new box's particular needs.  I will do 
whatever you say, Eberhard, I just don't understand why I shouldn't use 
Jaunty.  But if my using it is causing any unnecessary problem with the 
list, I will install whatever you suggest and wait for the final issue 
of Jaunty.  I will cooperate.  Both you and the moderator are people I 
highly respect, and you are the two people who think I should change 
OS's.  I am ready; which one do you recommend?  Most cordially, my friend.

Another thought:  Perhaps you are confusing my build of the old box for 
Robert.  I tried Xubuntu for that machine, however, after installing it, 
I would lose the GUI in about an hour.  I uninstalled twice receiving 
the same result.  I now have Intrepid 32bit  installed for him.  I did 
not install Jaunty 32bit.  But my personal experience with the two OS's 
is that Jaunty 32bit is probably the better choice, but out of respect 
for you and the moderator, I installed Intrepid.  The problems I 
experience with the old box were with Xubuntu.  Once I learn how to make 
a virtual box, I would like to try Xubuntu again to see if I could get 
it to function on the 64bit box as a 32 bit application.  It sounds like 
a better application for Robert;  maybe I have a bad disk.  It checked 
out perfect when I wrote it, though.  I am certainly not resisting you, 
though.  I hope  you know that.


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