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Old 01-03-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
K.out
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How to fix poor DVD playback


Hello,

When I used to have the unspoken OS that starts with a w and rhymes with schmindows installed, DVDs played very nicely on my computer.

Now, I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and they don't play so nicely. First, they didn't play at all. Then, I followed some instructions and installed various things like mediabuntu and some restricted drivers.
I tried to play the DVD again with Movie Player, and it played (kind of) but it was very choppy and it still is.

Then, I installed VLC. It plays fairly well in VLC; sometimes it plays a little bit better than other. However, often times the quality is very liney when the characters move is when it is most noticeable.

Does anybody have any idea how to fix these problems?


Thank you,
K.out
 
Old 01-03-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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Try using different video output drivers. That often has a big effect. Most of the main players also support direct video overlay, if your system can handle direct rendering.

In a nutshell, try different combinations of video settings until you find the one that works best with your system.
 
  


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