Possibly-related video problems

Ben Novack bennovack at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 11:27:12 UTC 2005

On 7/19/05, Rainer Gutkas <Rainer.Gutkas at kstp.at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I would test VLC in youre case. I did some speed mesures lately and
> recognised that totem eats up my CPU power, while VLC only uses it half.
> I've tested this using the same movie. So in my case I'm totaly happy
> with VLC, but never got warm with totem at all.
> MFG,
> Rainer
> ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY schrieb:
> >On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 00:13 -0400, Ben Novack wrote:
> >
> >
> >>My xvinfo output's the same as yours; I made the edit to totem_config
> >>to no avail. I still have heavy pixelation that I don't see on the Mac
> >>sitting next to my Ubuntu machine. VLC is fine, but has no sound.
> >>xfmedia looks good, but it's unacceptably short on features; I can't
> >>deinterlace. I wouldn't have a strong objection to VLC if I could get
> >>it to output any sound, but I'd rather just get totem looking nice.
> >>
> >>---Ben
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >Does this happens with *all* movies or just some?
> >
> >Also, in Totem make sure de-interlace is turned *off* and try again (it
> >distort the view when using de-interlacing with material that doesn't
> >need it).
> >
> >To turn de-interlace off in Totem:  From the "View" main menu un-check
> >"Deinterlace".
> >
> >Personally, this is all I could help with.  I use "MPlayer" as my media
> >player and rarely use "Totem", "Xine", or "VLC" (I don't even know what
> >"xfmedia" is!).
> >
> >Sorry.  Maybe someone else in this list with more experience in
> >Totem/Xine can help.
> >Ziyad.
> >

It's regardless of interlacing, and this particular media definitely
needs it. I've tested so far on DivX-encoded files and DVDs; they
exhibit the same pixellation.

VLC works great, visually, but remains completely silent.


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