HD 720p playback with SMPlayer is haaving glitches

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HD 720p playback with SMPlayer is haaving glitches

Post#1 by acex » 15 May 2011, 11:50

i have a acer laptop with Core i5 and Nvidia GT540m

when i play a 720p HD video in Porteus current v0.9 (runnin from liveCD or copy to RAM mode) the playback has some glitches in cases when for example moving the player window or switching to other window or doin some small tasks.
is there a problem with SMPlayer ?

i even downloaded the nvidia driver from the "current" release folder and installed it but the playback was just as before.

is there any other players with better performance ?

thanks

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Post#2 by fanthom » 15 May 2011, 15:03

@acex
have a look on answer 7 from the FAQ:
viewforum.php?f=45&sid=6c6134e7e8e6cf237169b7b048482daf

then set smplayer preferences to always use nvidia or vaapi.
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Post#3 by acex » 16 May 2011, 15:04

i tried this command for nvidia cards:
mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffh264vdpau

but i get these errors and i get no video playback:

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libavformat file format detected.
[lavf] stream 0: video (h264), -vid 0
[lavf] stream 1: audio (aac), -aid 0, -alang und
VIDEO:  [H264]  1280x688  24bpp  23.976 fps  2724.3 kbps (332.6 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
 major_brand: isom
 minor_version: 1
 compatible_brands: isom
Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
[vdpau] Error when calling vdp_device_create_x11: 1
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [faad] AAC (MPEG2/4 Advanced Audio Coding)
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 439.8 kbit/28.63% (ratio: 54979->192000)
Selected audio codec: [faad] afm: faad (FAAD AAC (MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Audio))
==========================================================================
AO: [oss] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video

even in SMPlayer when i set the settings to use vdpau , i get no video.
and when i use vaapi the mplayer gets exited with an error.

i installed the nvidia driver but still it is the same as above.

what can i do ?
thanks.

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Post#4 by fanthom » 16 May 2011, 15:39

looks like your nvidia driver was not initialized properly.
please start porteus with nvidia driver in /porteus/modules, then upload /var/log/Xorg.0.log to pastebin.com and post the link here.
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Post#5 by acex » 17 May 2011, 15:37

i did what you said, however i got an incomplete desktop (no taskbar and ...) and here is the log from Porteus v1 rc2:
http://pastebin.com/kTEPS9A2

i am going to also test v.9.

am looking forward for your comments.

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Post#6 by fanthom » 17 May 2011, 19:46

from Xorg.0.log all looks ok.
could be nvidia driver itself causing troubles. please try v09 (there is older nvidia driver in the repo) and report back.
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Post#7 by acex » 18 May 2011, 06:26

well the experience was the same also with v.9 and here is the log :
http://pastebin.com/bTZCaYxP

thanks.

P.S: i tried linux mint and it played the 720p video just smoothly.

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Post#8 by ponce » 18 May 2011, 09:58

can you please post the model of the laptop?
from the log it looks like an optimus laptop with hybrid graphics, switching dinamically from intel to nvidia: nvidia linux driver doesn't work on this kind of hardware (it's unsupported) so you are forced to use the intel graphics (because the display is hardwired to that).
if you haven't a switch in the bios to use nvidia only I think you're out of luck.

I think in mint you use the intel graphics only: could be useful if you post X logs of that too.

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Post#9 by fanthom » 18 May 2011, 11:13

ponce is right :)

remove nvidia binary, boot porteus-1.0-rc2, run "vainfo" and make sure that you get output different than:
"vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit"

now you can try to use mplayer with vaapi command:
mplayer -vo vaapi -va vaapi /path_to_movie

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