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Old 03-20-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Video still "blocky"!


Everytime I watch a video the controls and sound is fine but the image flickers in and out. It flickers from a clear image to a mosaic of orange blocks then back to a clear image through out the duration of the video. I thought it was the format but tried different ones. I logged back into Windows and the video worked fine. I tried on our other pcs which have different os's (Ubuntu remix, Vista, Win 7, and XP) and it worked fine. I am a loss. This is one of many issue I have. The video worked fine at first but started acting up sometime after updating ubuntu. Im considering just starting all over from scratch but dread using my whole weekend to get everything setup the way my current machine is.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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we will need to know what video format it is
and what video player you are using ( xine,vlc,mplayer ,SMplayer ,...)

and what distro you are using
 
Old 03-20-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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That would help. Sorry.

Ubuntu 9.10
Movie Player
AVI, mpg, and dvd's
 
Old 03-20-2010, 03:53 PM   #4
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Try VLC!
Open a terminal and type apt-get install vlc && vlc
 
Old 03-20-2010, 05:09 PM   #5
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I tried to instal vlc as suggested but I get the following:
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

Once I get this installed how do I remove Movie player and set up VLC so that anytime I watch a video VLC starts and not any other program?
 
Old 03-20-2010, 05:12 PM   #6
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I just went to Applications-->Sound & Video and found VLC. Tried to watch the same videos and I get the same problem with the mosaic orange blocks that flicker in and out.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 06:39 PM   #7
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Check COMPIZ

I had this problem but after setting my effects to normal it worked fine, prehaps Ubuntu dosent have a driver but that is very uncommon
 
Old 03-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #8
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Well that was interesting.

I adjusted the Appearance Preferences to none from extra and it worked! But here's the thing, it used to work when I had all the "Extra" enabled! Where do I go from here?
 
Old 03-21-2010, 05:38 PM   #9
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GPU overheating?
 
  


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