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Old 08-20-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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xine playback issues, google earth issues


i'm not sure if the 2 are related, but here goes. first of all, i uploaded a vid of my playback issues with xine to youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CwYTrMLDRI

this is on either monitor, and watching any video format i have on my computer. it is only in xine, or xine based players, there is 0 issue with Totem, except maybe somewhat choppy playback at full screen resolutions.

my google earth issue is that nothing is shown in the main display, until i click on it and move the mouse around, and then stars show up, and move around, but no earth is visible, and when i take the mouse out of the display window, the display goes back to blank. if i try to find a location, nothing happens.

i'm running slack 12.1, with the Catalyst 8.7 driver, on an AMD Opteron 170 system, DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D motherboard, 2gb memory, x800gto video card, and audigy 2 zs platinum pro sound card. running in a dual head configuration, 1440x900 on each monitor, and i have compiz fusion and emerald running properly. using gnome for my window manager, though the problem exists when i choose kde as well.

i've got opengl overlay enabled in my xorg.conf, and i enabled videooverlay just to see if it effected xine at all, which it did not.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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also, running "xine-check", i get this

"[ hint ] Your X server doesn't support YV12 overlays."

as well as this

"[ hint ] Your X server doesn't have any XVideo support..."
 
Old 08-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #3
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What happens when you turn off compiz? And/or disable fglrx and use the built in Xorg radeon driver -which supports the x800 series just fine.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 11:41 PM   #4
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What happens when you turn off compiz? And/or disable fglrx and use the built in Xorg radeon driver -which supports the x800 series just fine.
i'll try that tomorrow and see what happens. i'm weary of not using fglrx, unless setting up a dual head config is just as easy...
 
Old 08-21-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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What happens when you turn off compiz? And/or disable fglrx and use the built in Xorg radeon driver -which supports the x800 series just fine.
that nailed it, turning off compiz fixed it... so now the question is, is there anything i can do to keep compiz running and fix this issue?

though its odd, the screen on google earth shows the stars still, but earth never shows up...
 
Old 08-21-2008, 07:35 PM   #6
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Try without the fglrx driver, using the Xorg radeon one, or use nVidia .

Ati's fglrx has issues yet, but it is getting better with every release.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 11:12 PM   #7
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Try without the fglrx driver, using the Xorg radeon one, or use nVidia .

Ati's fglrx has issues yet, but it is getting better with every release.
i've been reading that this issue happens with nvidia and ati cards alike... apparently theres a patch for mplayer, just gotta figure out how to apply it...
 
Old 08-22-2008, 01:32 AM   #8
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Don't know Works fine on my 3 nVidia systems. 1 is only using TV out, and effects work on the TV. My other systems have rather old cards so I've never attempted to use compiz with them. I do have 2 x1600's collecting dust because of their horrible performance in Linux. My x1600 can't even keep up with an fx5500 -but that's another topic

It's a known issue with ATI cards and the way they do overlay since 8.36 http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=26984 <- That's for all cards with the fglrx driver.


Try using opengl overlay instead of xv. You can try a couple of options in xorg like -
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"

or

Option "OpenGLOverlay" "1"
Or change the value in the options of mplayer.

Check your sync values. Try turning V-Sync on or off.


ATI recommends to disable composite in the extensions section of xorg to correct issues as you've explained.

8.8 was recently released with a couple of bug fixes.
http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showt...=video+tearing
http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showt...=video+tearing
 
Old 08-22-2008, 10:28 AM   #9
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The Xv overlay driver does not work by default on composited window manager, you need to use a "textured video" port. In order to do that, you need to use the free ati driver, one of the later version (6.9.0 should be OK I guess) and the latest xine package (1.1.14, as support for textured video ports were added). Normally, that's enough. The binary Catalyst driver doesn't support textured video yet if I recall correctly (but that may have changed in the latest versions).
Check Phoronix Open-Source ATI forums, there are many threads about it.
It's not a Slackware specific issue BTW.

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