Fedora :: Watching Movies Causes CPU At 100% In F12
Nov 25, 2009
I have just switched from F10 to F12 via a fresh install. To be honest I am having difficulties getting around with the new release. For starters, watching movies causes one of my CPUs to go 100% when full screen. As you can guess watching movies doesn�t go smooth. It happens on every possible player. It doesn�t matter if I switch on or off compositing.
Everything has been working great since January with one exception and that is the power saver mode thingy magig. Whenever I am not using the keyboard or mouse, the screen powers off after 5 minutes. When I am watching a movie. I cannot leave the mouse alone for after five minutes of watching the movie, the screen goes black. I'm not sure if the problem is my Nvidia card or Xorg or what. Any ideas how I can get a hold of this? Let me know what you need as far as diagnostic info. I actually have to leave for about 8 hours so.
i would like to know if there are any good ways to disable and then reenable (the latter is key!) the screensaver so that it doesn't start when i'm watching movies with xine or when i'm watching flash things online like through hulu, videos, or so on. it's relatively simple to have a script run that will turn off the screensaver before starting a certain executable. but what about turning it back on again when the executable closes? and is there any way to detect that flash is running inside a browser window and then disable that temporarily?
In Power Manager I set a 5 minutes period of inactivity before turning off the monitor... But in Fedora 11, when I saw movies, the sleep mode didn't come... But in Fedora 13 (programm VLC-player), after 5 minutes, computer come into sleep mode..What do I do to configure Power Manager or another program for watching movies without permanent dragging mouse?))
For some reason, when I watch movies be it Totem Movie player or VLC player, and even if I leave my computer for a few minutes, the screen goes black. I have to giggle the mouse for the screen to come back. What could be causing this and how can I fix it. My settings are disabled. Is there anything else I forgot to check? I am using Ubuntu 10.10
I'm just getting started with Ubuntu 64-Bit. Basically, I have Totem Movie Player and VLC Media Player installed and every time I watch a movie in either one of them. If I tab out of them or minimize them, when I bring the media player back up the screen is black. The sound still works perfectly but I can't see the movie and I've tried several media players out and they all do the same thing. Basically I can't multitask or bring up anything else while I watch a movie or I have to restart the player because of the media screen going black.
I'm not sure if my computer specs will help but here they are: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 64-Bit Intel Xeon X3210 2.13GHz Quad 4GB DDR2-800 RAM ATI Radeon 4870 512MB Videocard
I'm using Debian Squeeze with Fluxbox and I'm having a problem with xscreensaver. I've set to blank screen after 10 minutos of inactivity, but the problem is that when I'm watching a movie, the screen is blanked after 10 minutes too. So I have to manually kill xscreensaver before starting to see a movie, or I have to move my mouse / press keyboard every 10 minutes to activate the screen again.
I've done some search before posting and I only found something about a SMPlayer's option named "Disable screensaver", but it is already on and it has no effect preventing xscreensaver to work. Here is a screen shoot of my SMPlayer configuration window:
Apparently, xscreensaver isn't being able to recognize that another program is running. Could it be related to dbus?
PS: I had a dbus problem when I first upgraded to squeeze, my multimedia keys stoped working in banshee (whenever I clicked to play/pause/next etc, another banshee process was started), but I solved it by adding this line to my ~/.xinitrc: eval "$(dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session)"
Is there a way to avoid sudden increases in volume while watching movies? The problem is the difference between the volume of the dialogs & that of the special effects (example: firing of a bullet ,a car crash, a lightning strike & similar). Is there a way to limit the volume to a certain level ? I tried volume normalization filter of both vlc & smplayer. But none seems effective.
when I'm traying to watch 720p and 1080p movies, MKV format. The movie is breaking all time, do I need to install any codecs or extansions, or use another application.I tried VLC player, and it is same. Well i had same problem with Ubuntu 10.10 and could't fix it.
"screen tearing" whenever I scroll, watch flash videos, or any videos in general. I first noticed this in Fedora 14, and now I notice the same behaviour in Linux Mint.Does anyone know what might be causing this? My Graphics Card is: Nvidia Geforce GTX 280M (1GB) I'm using Nvidia proprietary drivers. Reading some forums I see that the problem might be related to Compiz. Here's my xorg.conf file (if needed);
I run LXDE with Openbox as WM on Fedora 15. When I watch videos with Totem or VLC, the monitor doesn't register any activity, and goes into power saving mode (goes blank) after a certain amount of time (about 10-15 mins). How can I prevent this from happening? (I just switched over to Fedora from Arch, using GDM and Openbox. I didn't have this problem on that installation, so it's probably not hardware related.)
As far as I can tell, I have all the applicable applications and plugins (for this, Debian 5.0.6 installation). I type in Code:about:plugins in either iceweasel or epiphany browser and get a list that includes:
Code: Installed plugins Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org.
i have a skystar 2.6d card.i set everything in Kaffeine and when i search the channels it finds some but when i click on the channel to watch it nothing appears.even in properties of selected channel the frequency is showed up something else. For example the freq of channel Y is 12345 but in the properties of the channel it shows 57329 without any video pid and audio pid.
I've tried watching ESPN3 on several systems using F14 with no success. Everything runs very slow and after a few seconds, I get a frozen screen and then a white screen. I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem or is it just me? [URL] Everything else that uses flash seems OK, even HD vids on ......
I'm using Mplayer to play movies . And I find that Mplayer always have a pause or jump when it finishes playing one film and starts the next one ( I'm using the command like :mplayer -playlist your_play_list) .So I want to know is there any idea to make it play smoothly ,I don't like the pause or jump when I'm watching movies.
I'm currently having a problem with flash moves whenever i try to do full screen the movies keeps playing but the picture just dosent refresh so i hit esc and it works fine in the window so far ive tried different browsers and its the same problem full screen flash monies work when i disable desktop effects but i don't want to disable desktop effects every time i go to play a movie does any body know a way i can make flash work with desktop effects?
I just installed F15 new, and I wonder what packages do I need to install to play movies with restricted codecs? I thought I have everything what I installed last time with F14 but I can't play my movies in Kaffeine. I have rmpfusion and the packages gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly, and all other gstreamer-* packages.
I'm using FC10 and I want to create a symlink to my movies directory in my home folder:
This is what I did: I created in /var/www/html ln -s /home/username/movies movies
Then in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf DocumentRoot "/var/www/html" <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory>
<Directory "/var/www/html"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
<Directory "/home/username/movies"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
Restart apache and then the test page is working.
The directory /home/username/movies has following permissions: drwxrwxrwx 2 apache apache 4096 2009-03-05 23:43 movies When trying to access my webpage at localhost/movies I get the 403 Forbidden Error. Ok then, entering: sudo -u apache ls /var/www/html > movies This works, sudo -u /var/www/html/movies returns the permission denied error. As well sudo -u /home/username/movies Is the user apache chrooted by default? SELinux is in permissive mode. What can I do?