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Old 06-04-2016, 01:27 PM   #1
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Problem with VLC and Linux Mint 17.3


I open a film in VLC and it plays perfectly in the window, really smooth etc but when i change it to fullscreen it stays the same size and all the border is bright blue. lets say the file is 640x480 and the monitor is 1920x1080 so there is a huge border with small video in the centre. I cannot get it to fit the screen. i have the "always fit window" unchecked and even when i check the zoom = 2:1 it doesnt zoom.

it also behaves quite funny in that the video is always on top. if i click on another app like LibreOffice which takes up the whole screen the video will still be visible but get this i will still be able to click links or buttons or whatever is under it as if it wasn't there.

plus there is horrible tearing in videos too.

it's running on an i3 6100T with the onboard 530 graphics - does anyone else have any problems with it?
 
Old 06-04-2016, 02:07 PM   #2
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Hi...

Do any of the solutions here help?

Regards...
 
Old 06-04-2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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Hi breadbin.

Press o on the keyboard when in full screen to toggle the original/full screen sizes.
 
Old 06-04-2016, 06:33 PM   #4
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I have been running in to this with Sid(Debian and many DEs) with VLC too but not all videos do it and if it happens I've just been using Parole or another player...
 
Old 06-04-2016, 06:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I can't check them at the minute but I'll be sure to check in the morning. I do like Linux mint so would like to fix it.

I did try banshee to play them too and yes it works as it should but there is horrible tearing still. I'd say it's a driver issue. I downloaded Ubuntu to see if that's any different but won't install it yet.

On a separate note I did try installing the drivers for Intel 1.40 but came unstuck with dependencies. Didn't have alot of time to mess with it though!
 
Old 06-05-2016, 06:20 AM   #6
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the foss i915 driver should be sufficient.

fwiw, vlc is acting similarly on my machine (also intel graphics).
but i always use mpv, and am not overly bothered by the behavior.

you should find your gpu specs with lspci, then search the web for problems, prepending linux mint or ubuntu to your search terms.
 
Old 06-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #7
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ok thanks for all the replies. i have had another shot at it.

pressing 'o' alternates between 'scaled to screen' and 'original size' but there is no difference apart from the border being blue and then black. the video doesn't scale to fullscreen.

i typed the command 'lspci' and the vga driver is this

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 1912 (rev 06)

i don't know if this is the right one or not for the onboard video i have. how would i find that out?

i'm trying to install the latest Intel Drivers from here but have a package dependency issue with the libgtk.

i read some fella got this working on his install of Ubuntu and it fixed the tearing he was having.

Last edited by breadbin; 06-05-2016 at 03:52 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by breadbin View Post
i typed the command 'lspci' and the vga driver is this

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 1912 (rev 06)
No, that's the device. To see the driver being used, use this command...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A 12
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Originally Posted by breadbin View Post
i don't know if this is the right one or not for the onboard video i have. how would i find that out?
Could we have a full readout of your specs...

Code:
lspci -nnk
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i'm trying to install the latest Intel Drivers from here but have a package dependency issue with the libgtk.
Could you also post the exact error messages you are receiving? There might be a package available that would resolve this issue.

Regards...
 
Old 06-07-2016, 09:02 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by breadbin View Post
ok thanks for all the replies. i have had another shot at it.

pressing 'o' alternates between 'scaled to screen' and 'original size' but there is no difference apart from the border being blue and then black. the video doesn't scale to fullscreen.

i typed the command 'lspci' and the vga driver is this

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 1912 (rev 06)

i don't know if this is the right one or not for the onboard video i have. how would i find that out?

i'm trying to install the latest Intel Drivers from here but have a package dependency issue with the libgtk.

i read some fella got this working on his install of Ubuntu and it fixed the tearing he was having.
did you try to resample one movie that does this - crop out black border (handbrake) if there any is and and then see what happens then when you play it in vlc?

Last edited by BW-userx; 06-07-2016 at 09:03 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2016, 02:18 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by breadbin View Post
ok thanks for all the replies. i have had another shot at it.

pressing 'o' alternates between 'scaled to screen' and 'original size' but there is no difference apart from the border being blue and then black. the video doesn't scale to fullscreen.

i typed the command 'lspci' and the vga driver is this

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 1912 (rev 06)

i don't know if this is the right one or not for the onboard video i have. how would i find that out?

i'm trying to install the latest Intel Drivers from here but have a package dependency issue with the libgtk.

i read some fella got this working on his install of Ubuntu and it fixed the tearing he was having.
i originally suggested that you take your findings and start a web search yourself, but of course i am also willing to help. it just might take longer that way.

we need a few bits of information:

- is this happening with all videos?
- can you install some other video player, like e.g. mplayer or mpv, and see how it goes with that?

- are you saying that tearing happens only with banshee? weird. i've never used banshee though.

- we need that output.
i prefer this one:
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iEA5 'vga|3d'
it's basically what ardvark requested but more concise.
 
  


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