Sound and video blurred with ATI dual xinerama
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Sat Sep 19 17:46:18 UTC 2009
On Sat, 2009-09-19 at 12:36 -0500, Andrew Farris wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-09-19 at 13:22 -0400, Robert Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-09-19 at 12:10 -0500, Andrew Farris wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2009-09-19 at 12:03 -0400, Robert Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > > > After installing the ATI driver from the ATI site,
> > > > ati-driver-installer-9-9-x86.x86_64.run, and setting up with xinerama
> > > > using my dual screens with different resolutions, the sound and video
> > > > are blurred. The sound is slowed and stretched out and the video
> > > > hesitant. The only way to get smooth sound and video is to return to
> > > > single display. Anyone know how I can remedy this in 9.04 or which logs
> > > > to look for clues?
> > >
> > > you could always do a 'dmesg | tail' after you start both monitors, and
> > > after starting playing the video, to see if there's any messages there.
> > > If I'm not mistaken, dmesg displays messages from all the system logs,
> > > so that should get you any pertinent output.
> > >
> > > If you like GUIS for this sort of thing, you could just open the 'Log
> > > File Viewer' (System > Administration > Log File Viewer) then watch
> > > which logs turn bold as you do your tests (the bold-ed logs are the ones
> > > that changed) then scroll down to the bottom of the log to see what
> > > changed.
> > Thanks, that log viewer makes it easy, but nothing bold except auth.log
> > when I accessed the file from a NFS share. The dmesg didn't output
> > anything new either :(
> hmm... what media player are you using to watch your videos?
> I've experienced similar to this issue with my ATI card watching movies
> and listening to music through Totem (both gstreamer and xine backends,
> but not in a xinerama setup), though it usually just came in the form of
> distorted sound (sometimes skipping, sometimes it sounded like
> chipmunks). My solution was to use VLC Media Player to watch my videos,
> as this got rid of most/all of sound lag/stuttering and video
Doesn't really matter what I use, all the sound is like you described,
even the login sound. Video and sound distorted when playing in Movie
Player. I've used Rythmbox and Amarok for music and both distorted :(
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