Lines during fast movement in DVD playback

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Sat Jun 25 22:49:47 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-06-25 at 17:58 -0400, Ben Novack wrote:
> Whenever I'm playing a DVD through Totem and there's fast movement,
> the part that's moving rapidly loses about half of its lines. This has
> happened with totem-xine and totem-gstreamer, and DMA's enabled. Any
> ideas as to what's making action scenes look screwy?
> Thanks,
> --- Ben
You're probably experiencing what is known as “Interlacing”.  Not all
media files have that.  In a matter of fact, only material targeting TV
sets have those.  To fix it in Totem, press “i” while the movie is
playing or from the “View” menu choose “Deinterlace”.  Remember to
disable it when playing normal non-Interlaced media.


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