video problem

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Tue Oct 12 06:53:48 UTC 2010

On 12/10/2010 16:59, Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 01:47 PM, Brian Hazelton wrote:
>> i did a vmstat 1 and i did get some numbers around 60 when i opened or
>> closed a prog, other than that nothing outragous, i was able to play
>> chromium without the glitch.
>> parole plays movies without the glitch as well, i am thinking it is just
>> vlc that is screwing things up.
> Ah, well the vlc packagers might like to get a bug report on it then.
> Enjoy your lappie for a few more years!

This has most likely nothing to do with solving this hassle but I run 
both xine and vlc.

Because at the moment I only have 512MB of RAM, and a much slower CPU to 
play with, I checked which of these apps used less cpu resources ('cause 
I noticed "stuttering" when using vlc). I found that vlc uses more cpu 
than xine. And I do not have (naturally) any Visual Effects activated 
even though I do have the nVidia driver installed via the Hardware Drivers.


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                          W C Fields

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