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Old 06-20-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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Fedora 17 86_64 video playback problems


Recently I moved from Ubuntu 11.11 AMD_64 to Fedora 17 86_64, everything works fine except one little thing that is playing video's.

I have the latest 64-bits kernel (3.4.2-4.fc17.x86_64), Nvidia 259,59 drivers installed from RPMfusion and Mplayer from the same repo. The problem is that the video's I play sometimes frees for a fraction of a second, something I never experienced with Ubuntu 11.10 (running the same software and hardware).

The computer hardware is a Asus P5K mainboard with an Intel Q6600 (Duo 2 Quad) processor, 4GB memory and a Nvidia GTS450 with 2GB memory.
 
Old 06-21-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Today I upgraded to kernel 3.4.3-1.fc17.x86_64, and we also had the appropriate Nvidia 259,59 upgrade from RPMfursion, with also an upgrade for Mplayer to 1.0.6-2.fc17.

The problem is still the same, it seems less... but that is probably because I get used to it... other people are still annoyed as I was first....
 
Old 06-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Today I upgraded to kernel 3.4.3-1.fc17.x86_64, and we also had the appropriate Nvidia 259,59 upgrade from RPMfursion, with also an upgrade for Mplayer to 1.0.6-2.fc17.

The problem is still the same, it seems less... but that is probably because I get used to it... other people are still annoyed as I was first....
mm whats is your video target ??
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lspci |grep -i VGA
check if the model is support of nvidia driver's for linux!
 
Old 06-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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With lspci |grep -i VGA I get

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1245 (rev a1)

According to the Nvidia website, the driver version 259.59 supports my Nvidia GTS 450.

The Nvidia graphic card seems to work fine, if I run glxgears I get +/- 10961.390 FPS

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #5
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what type of videos you play? .avi, .mov, .mpg ??? maybe you don't have a plugins ?
do you try with another playback like a xine ??
 
Old 06-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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Xine is not really on my list of favorite programs, also it uses the same Codecs as Mplayer (most at least) so I did not try that, but I tried VLC which seems to have the same problem.

Most of the movies I play are series I download, and some movies in DivX/Xvid or X264, it's not only related to HD movies...

Movie formats are mostly AVI and MPG. Overall the system performance is pretty good and I have nothing to complain except for that little thing that the video playback freezes one frame for a fraction of a second, some people will maybe not even notice...
 
Old 06-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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mm do you update the entire system ?? what repos you have?
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ls /etc/yum.repos.d/
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yum update -y
 
Old 06-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #8
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playing movies on dvd
IS ALWAYS going to not be easy on fedora
please read the fedora mission statement

fedora will NEVER ship with patent/royalty encumbered software

that is
NO DVD playing by default
no mp3 music - by default
and so on


please fallow the fedora guides
like this one
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f17.html
 
Old 06-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
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Sorry to say this but, I use Linux for more than 10-years, I have all the relative repos RPMS-Fusion and a few more (nothing conflicting). My system is very much up-to-date...

@John VV
One problem I not have is playing DVD's, also my whole MP3 music collection works fine... mjmwired guide is nice for beginners
 
  


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