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Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« on: December 05, 2013, 05:59:26 pm »
Hi all,

Newbie and first post.

Installed this on quite a powerful new build. 8gb ram and AMD 10 processor but video is choppy. Not unwatchable but juddery all the same. The videos were created on window 7 using Camtasia which I believe will not work on Zorin.

I am willing to change distro if it will help. Videos are my main hobby....grandkids....so if I cant get smooth playback/production it may need to be back to Msoft  >:( >:(

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 06:43:58 pm »
What are you trying to play them with ?

Have you tried them in VLC ?

What format are the videos ?
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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 07:05:26 pm »
VLC and inbuilt media player.

Made in Camtasia and run perfectly in win7. Formats are mp4, h264, and m2ts.

Video side is quite important to me. Should I change for another distro or revert to MS?

Thanks for reply.

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 07:15:10 pm »
Dunno how to answer that .. I personally have had no difficulty playing video in Ubuntu based distros (and Zorin is Ubuntu based).

The fact that you mention m2ts makes me think they're high definition video ? .. these are FILES right, not a DVD/Bluray ?

What graphics card do you have, and which drivers are you using ? .. can you open a terminal and run this command:
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sudo lshw -C display
and post back what's returned in the terminal.

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 07:39:13 pm »
HI Skronk

Have a look at this it might help

http://www.blog.arun-prabha.com/2010/03/02/how-to-play-m2ts-files-smoothly-using-vlc/


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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 09:14:36 pm »
Dunno how to answer that .. I personally have had no difficulty playing video in Ubuntu based distros (and Zorin is Ubuntu based).

The fact that you mention m2ts makes me think they're high definition video ? .. these are FILES right, not a DVD/Bluray ?

What graphics card do you have, and which drivers are you using ? .. can you open a terminal and run this command:
Code: [Select]
sudo lshw -C display
and post back what's returned in the terminal.

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*-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Richland [Radeon HD 8670D]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:54 memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:f000(size=256) memory:fef00000-fef3ffff

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 09:21:05 pm »
HI Skronk

Have a look at this it might help

http://www.blog.arun-prabha.com/2010/03/02/how-to-play-m2ts-files-smoothly-using-vlc/


Good luck


Graeme


Tried it. Just the same. Its the same in VLC and videos player and in preview in Openshot !!!!!

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 10:21:46 pm »
You're using the open source radeon driver .. the proprietary fglrx (catalyst) would probably be better....
(it would also likely provide hardware decoding)

I'm not familiar with Zorin, but is there something in the menu's called "Addition Drivers", or "Software & Updates" ?

If you can't find anything in the menus, try opening a terminal and running:
Code: [Select]
software-properties-gtk
If a dialog opens, select the "Additional Drivers" tab.

Are there any drivers listed there for activation ? .. if so what ?

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 10:38:29 pm »
In Zorin You should find additional drivers here


Start>System Tools>System Settings>Additional Drivers





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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 10:52:43 pm »
Ideal .. cheers Emegra .. is that Zorin 7 ? :)
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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 11:05:52 pm »
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Ideal .. cheers Emegra .. is that Zorin 7


According to the source it's Zorin 7



http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=1828726

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 11:25:55 pm »
You're using the open source radeon driver .. the proprietary fglrx (catalyst) would probably be better....
(it would also likely provide hardware decoding)

I'm not familiar with Zorin, but is there something in the menu's called "Addition Drivers", or "Software & Updates" ?

If you can't find anything in the menus, try opening a terminal and running:
Code: [Select]
software-properties-gtk
If a dialog opens, select the "Additional Drivers" tab.

Are there any drivers listed there for activation ? .. if so what ?

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used the code and installed proprietary driver. Much more choppy now. How can I get the Radeon driver back ?

Also no videos will play now if I select video option instead of VLC. Vlc really quite bad now. Need to roll back to Radeon driver....but how ?

Thanks
« Last Edit: December 05, 2013, 11:33:46 pm by skronk »

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 11:33:15 pm »
Which drivers are listed in Additional Drivers ? .. which is what I asked before.

And what's the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display
again ?

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 11:38:04 pm »
Which drivers are listed in Additional Drivers ? .. which is what I asked before.

AMD/ATI driver and 2 proprietary drivers

And what's the output from:
Code: [Select]
sudo lshw -C display
again ?

*-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Richland [Radeon HD 8670D]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:54 memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:f000(size=256) memory:fef00000-fef3ffff

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Re: Choppy juddery video Zorin 7.1
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 12:04:01 am »
Can you type EXACTLY what's listed in Additional drivers (and say which is currently selected) .. or attach a screenshot.

You're STILL using the open source radeon driver.
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