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    the movies play a little laggy

    I have installed Fedora 17 DVD.
    Any movie I play in any movie player I try is a little bit laggy. For example when the camera is rotating at a constant speed, I can see small height "waves" on the video surface.
    I can't say that the movies are 100% not watchable, but still it's annoying.
    In any movie in windoze I don't have this problem.
    CPU usage is about the same in both OSs.
    Can someone help me solve this...?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    Are you using VLC or some other player?

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    I tried with Kaffeine, Totem Movie Player and VLC Player. With all it's the same problem...

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    Are you streaming them or playing them from your HDD?

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    What kind of hardware do you have?
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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    it depends on your graphic card + video output configuration + media player combination. Kaffeine uses xine (deprecated), totem gstreamer (not bad) and vlc itself. I generally find that mplayer gives superior performance, and my favorite frontend is smplayer, and it comes with a comprehensive set of tweakable options, not as obscure as vlc. It would let you switch quite easily between different video outputs, I'd compare XV and different flavours of gl. If you are on nvidia, give vdpau a try also.

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ihatewindows
    Are you streaming them or playing them from your
    HDD?
    From HDD. mkv 708x440 resolution.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikee
    What kind of hardware do you have?
    GeForce 9800GT 1GB DDR3 video card, 3.2 GHz dual core AMD processor, 4 GB RAM
    DDR2.
    In Windows I can play even 1080p movies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cygn
    it depends on your graphic card + video output configuration
    + media player combination. Kaffeine uses xine (deprecated), totem gstreamer
    (not bad) and vlc itself. I generally find that mplayer gives superior
    performance, and my favorite frontend is smplayer, and it comes with a
    comprehensive set of tweakable options, not as obscure as vlc. It would let you
    switch quite easily between different video outputs, I'd compare XV and
    different flavours of gl. If you are on nvidia, give vdpau a try also.
    I tried mplayer with a GUI interface but unfortunately it doesn't show me the
    video window when I play the movie. I can only hear the audio...

    Later edit:
    I tried also with smplayer, I see now the movie but still it's laggy
    This result is with XV and gl.
    With vdpau I have no image (only sound).
    Last edited by Cosmin3; 18th December 2012 at 10:31 PM.

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    The hardware should play that, yes.

    Are you using the nouveau driver? You could always try switching to the nivida ones if you are.

    ---------- Post added at 03:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:38 PM ----------

    If you are using nouveau and wish to continue to do so, you could look through
    these troubleshooting tips:

    http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/TroubleShooting

    ---------- Post added at 03:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:41 PM ----------

    Check your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file for errors.....
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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    Yes, still using the nouveau driver.
    Yesterday I found a tutorial on Google on how to install the nvidia driver. I tried but Fedora didn't start anymore..
    Good thing that I made a backup before trying

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    The admin folk have made some guides to help switch over...

    Look here:

    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=280750

    ---------- Post added at 03:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:46 PM ----------

    You could try a cheesy quick test first too.
    Just try running glxgears and see how it does for FPS.

    (I guess I use this with the mesa drivers)

    ]$ /usr/lib/mesa/glxgears_pixmap
    11124 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2224.800 FPS
    12926 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2585.200 FPS
    12881 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2576.200 FPS
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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    Thank you, I will try but I'm not a pro...

    I looked into my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file but I haven't notice something wrong. If you want I'll post the file here...

    Thank you, I will give it a try soon as I make a new backup

    You could try a cheesy quick test first too.
    Just try running glxgears and see how it does for FPS.
    4140 frames in 5.0 seconds = 827.837 FPS
    4262 frames in 5.0 seconds = 852.292 FPS
    4256 frames in 5.0 seconds = 850.929 FPS
    4228 frames in 5.0 seconds = 845.207 FPS

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    The FPS is about half of what my home computer is doing with the open source radeon driver and onboard
    graphics (radeon HD3200). I am pretty sure that plays dvds ok.

    You could post the log too. I am not a graphics expert, but someone might notice something.
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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    I followed the instructions to the letter but, again, Fedora didn't start anymore...

    I attached the log file (from a normal start not this one).
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    Last edited by Cosmin3; 19th December 2012 at 12:17 AM.

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    Looks like SELinux is stopping it. Try getting rid of it for now.
    Code:
    sudo yum remove selinux


    ---------- Post added at 06:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:02 PM ----------

    It also looks like your driver wants to start it at 0.0 Hertz. (which is basically your screen is stuck on one frame) You may have to reinstall, or get rid of the video driver, whichever is easier.

    ---------- Post added at 06:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:04 PM ----------

    Wait...you're using linux right now...

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    Re: the movies play a little laggy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ihatewindows
    Looks like SELinux is stopping it. Try getting rid of it for now.
    Code:
    sudo yum remove selinux


    ---------- Post added at 06:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:02 PM ----------

    It also looks like your driver wants to start it at 0.0 Hertz. (which is basically your screen is stuck on one frame) You may have to reinstall, or get rid of the video driver, whichever is easier.

    ---------- Post added at 06:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:04 PM ----------

    Wait...you're using linux right now...
    I tried that command, it didn't worked:

    No Match for argument: selinux
    No Packages marked for removal

    Yes, I'm using Linux...

    That log is not after Fedora didn't start, is from a normal start... I used the backup.
    Last edited by Cosmin3; 19th December 2012 at 12:16 AM.

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