Getting dvd to play

Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at
Sat Jan 17 20:26:29 UTC 2009

H.S. wrote:
> Linda wrote:
>> At this point I can play a home movie dvd with Totem or VLC although it 
>> does give me a green stripe across the bottom of the frame.
> I have seen this exact problem in a computer running Hardy. I hope
> somebody can shed some light on this problem.

If you're talking about the green line, it appears when the home encoded
video height resolution is not a multiple of 16. Depending on the codec,
it might not be a problem, but usually it's better when cropping a video
to crop a bit more to get height and width multiples of 16.


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