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Old 10-15-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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problems with video playback in ubuntu


ok, when trying to play any kind of video in ubuntu after selecting fullscreen the video doesnt stretch to match the screen like in windows instead it just displays the video how it would be when in windowed mode except with the rest of the screen blacked out.

I also have another sort of problem with videos stalling
 
Old 10-15-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Have you the correct video codecs installed? Try
Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Then try running your videos after rebooting..
 
Old 10-15-2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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What video player do you use?
Does it happen in all video players? If you didn't check, download VLC and check.

Gentoo

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Old 10-15-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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ive installed the restricted drivers and it still happens, also the problem occurrs on the two movie players I tried out, those being mplayer and vlc

one second i didnt attempt to play it after rebooting... lemme just try that now
 
Old 10-15-2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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after rebooting, the fullscreen problem is fixed, however there are still stalls occurring during the video but i dont know if this is because the video is a weird codec or what, so if anyone has any suggestions it will be greatly appreciated but im just going to test if the video stalls in normal encoded avi files
 
Old 10-15-2008, 05:06 PM   #6
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RE: problems with video playback in ubuntu

What are the specs on your computer? Do you have a good graphics card and if so are you using the default drivers or the driver from the manufacturers website? Is your computer old? Is your Ubuntu a fresh install?
 
Old 10-15-2008, 05:12 PM   #7
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I don't really think I have a problem with old hardware because the same videos work fine in windows and as for graphics card drivers thats not a problem either because i think the PC has integrated graphics or something along those lines
 
Old 10-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #8
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Can you post the output from:
Code:
lspci
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #9
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Can you post the output from:
Code:
lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
 
Old 10-17-2008, 02:02 PM   #10
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I don't really think I have a problem with old hardware because the same videos work fine in windows
Linux isn't Windows. Just because something works well in one OS doesn't mean it will work well in another.

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and as for graphics card drivers thats not a problem either because i think the PC has integrated graphics or something along those lines
Integrated graphics cards still need drivers to work.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 04:15 PM   #11
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O.K. as I said earlier the problem was not anything to do with hardware or drivers because using Mplayer after rebooting when installing the restricted extras makes videos work perfectly
 
Old 10-19-2008, 05:30 PM   #12
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O.K. as I said earlier the problem was not anything to do with hardware or drivers because using Mplayer after rebooting when installing the restricted extras makes videos work perfectly
So your problem is solved?
 
  


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