OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Video Looks So Crappy Compared To Windows?

Feb 2, 2011

first of all im new to OpenSuse i have been using different distros since early 90's if theres one i havent tried i would be very surprised anyway im very picky when it comes to sound and picture maybe its the fact that im a developer and also art director anyhoo i got tired of my HTPC ( windows ) i thought linux has to be able to do it just as well i mean i only use it for movies and music but was surprised to see how video works in linux picture is somewhat ok compared to Windows but movement is another story even vsync off it looks like a old VHS tape when it should be DVD. Cam-panning is even worse. How is this and can it be fixed?

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Screen Fonts And Colors Also Look Terrible Compared To Windows / Ubuntu

Jul 14, 2010

I have used Ubuntu and Linux Mint for quite some time now until I got a new machine. Some friends told me to try OpenSUSE because it has really been polished over the last few years.Install went smoothly got everything working properly except for my video card. My video card is an ATI HD4890 with sound support over HDMI. I had the sound working in Ubuntu using the non-oss ATI drivers. I was wondering if someone could please teach me how to install them again here on OpenSUSE 11.3. My screen fonts and colors also look terrible compared to Windows or Ubuntu.

Is there a way I can make it look better? I remember CCC (Catalyst Control Center for ATI) had two color formats (RGB and YCbCr). I had to set it to YCbCr because my screen is an HDTV and it looked much cleaner than RGB. Is there a way I can acheive similar results with OpenSUSE?

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Multimedia :: Crappy Graffics In Ubuntu 10.10 / How To Upgrade

Jul 21, 2011

Using Linux Slitaz I had pretty good Flash played smoothly and clear.
on Ubuntu however flash skips, and any content is slow.
i think my Driver Graphics are not sut up right,

here are Computer Specifications

it says I have a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 (up to 270 MB)
how can i fix this?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 - Graphics And Sound Works But Crappy

Nov 11, 2010

every time i watch a video at ....., or use audacious to listen to music (or instead use grooveshark) the sound jumps forward automatically for some strange reason.

The other problem is the graphics. Everytime i enter a website i see the graphics but pixelated. At 100%. Well. i don't see all images or banners like this, just a few. (i.e:Google logo, flickr logo).

im using a laptop. Acer 5735Z. Mobile Intel Graphics Media Acelerator 4500MM

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Audio [Swapped Channels - Crappy Sound]

Dec 8, 2010

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 and it got really nice interface and is pretty user friendly, but I got an issue directed to sound. I have used Ubuntu 9 last time and had the same problems. So here are my problems: I got Realtek AC'97 ALC655 on-board sound card with 5.1 support and hardware mixing. By reading posts on google and this forums I got an idea it should work OOB but it won't.

The issues: *when I set the sound output to 5.1 + 1 stereo input it makes all the speakers work but act in weirdo way and testing the each speaker confuses me even more, because it's like(test=real sound source):

subwoofer=frontright. o.O

*the sound quality is crappy, it feels like it is old radio player because it requires some seconds for sound to 'condensate' and play normally with some crackles and other distortions.. And I'd like to also ask what sound system is mainly used in Ubuntu? Is it alsa,pulse or OSS? Since I can't find a way to see it.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Totem - Video Stays On Top Of Drop Down Menus And Video Remains When Change Windows?

May 30, 2011

this happens with both VLC and Totem, when in either of those programs playing a video, if I click on one of the top menus, say View in Totem, the video stays on top of the drop down options. In order to see the options I have to hover over them with the mouse at which point they become momentarily visible. I read a post somewhere where someone had a similar problem and it was solved by reinstalling Compiz, but I've tried uninstalling it entirely, reinstalling it, etc. and none of it works. It doesn't happen with flash videos in firefox, it does happen with visualisations in Totem, and it only started happening since I upgraded to 11.04.

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Fedora Hardware :: Volume Too Low As Compared To Windows?

Feb 16, 2009

The system's volume is way too low compared to windows vista set up on the same computer. The master volume (at the top right corner) and the player's volume is set to full and the speaker's volume is almost full. even the sound is just ok, not loud. Why can such a thing happen on fedora 10?

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Fedora Networking :: Speed Internet Is Very Low Compared To Windows Xp ?

Sep 9, 2010

I am using linux fedora 13. Speed Internet is very low compared to Windows xp.I'm using ADSL. Especially when I'm using the FTP for download. my browser is firefox . my download manager is uget . I tested Almost all download manager . No difference.

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Applications :: Torrent Programs Don't Work As Well In Compared To Windows?

Feb 2, 2010

I was wondering if torrents and torrent programs don't work as well in Linux compared to Windows.I have used them in the past but all of a sudden, nothing would work in my Kubuntu install. Absolutely nothing would start. I tried different configurations, settings, but nothing. I left it alone and rebooted and started up XP. I installed Azureus and I didn't do nothing else.I didn't even configure Azureus and left the router settings.I was able to start a download.I've used KTorrent (default) and Azureus before.

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General :: Web Browsers Running Much Slower, Compared With Windows 7, Same PC?

Jan 28, 2010

Debian lenny, old install (I've upgraded to lenny when it was just about to become the stable release), versus windows 7, fresh install.Comparing browsers speeds with, I had results such as:Iceweasel (firefox) on linux: from 9.154 seconds to 21:860 seconds (the same webpage, reloaded)Firefox on windows: 4.32 seconds - and never much slower than thatThe fastest browser on linux was Opera, ranging from 8.562 to 5.503 secs to load the same page, but even internet explorer beat/match it with its timing of about five seconds.

I have not other browsers on windows; on linux there is aroraonqueror (KDE3), kazehakase, chrome, and dillo, besides text browsers. I didn't test on dillo; Kazehakase and chrome were the only ones which had nearly decent results, but still very bad, 11 to 13 seconds for chrome, and 21 for kazehakase. Konqueror just seemed to never finish to load the page, I gave up when it was still loading somethingfter nutes and 5 seconds.'ve emptied the cache every time I would test, and I was running almost only the browsers and not much else. Whatever comes by default on windows, and on linux, I was on openbox, with nothing much going on I guess, I think the most memory consuming processthe time, besides xorg and the browsers themselves, was dictd.

I've researched a little bit about, but not enough to make a list of possible things to change in order to improve the speed on linux. Most of the time there are people just agreeing that on windows the rendering is faster, and other people saying that with them is the opposite, with some minor variations like people saying that linux is faster for plain downloads while windows is faster for web browsing due to better graphics.

(by the way; I haven't installed any graphic card driver on windows, which is still running on 1024x768, while linux runs on 1280x1024, with the "nv" generic driver, without fancy options, not supported by my old card) The closest to a suggestion of possible solutions was someone saying tha compilation may affect performance, I guess it was both about kernel compilation, and the web browsers themselves.I'll google a bit more about how to "compile for speed", both kernels and programs (maybe the x server

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General :: Laptops Battery Life On Compared To Windows?

Jul 6, 2011

i recently purchased my second laptop, primarily for linux. When i chose it, my main concern was battery life. Just to make a side note. When i say battery life, i mean how long the computer takes until the battery goes flat. Not how many years/ect it takes till the battery will no longer hold charge.

My new computer claims to be able to get 10 hours. Although it's a bit off, i get a satisfying little bit over 6 hours, from full charge. This is running Windows 7. I couldn't wait to put Linux on my new computer, i have, but it just isn't satisfying because i only get about 4 hours while running linux, tried three different distros, and all roughly the same.

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General :: Browsing Speed On Wubi (Ubuntu 10.10) Slow Compared To That On Windows?

Feb 18, 2011

I have installed Wubi (Ubuntu 10.10) recently. It takes more time to boot than Windows. But my main concern is that my browsing speed is much slower compared to that on Windows 7. How can this be resolved?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Slow Wireless RaLink RT2500 - Compared To My Windows Laptop

Feb 27, 2010

My wireless on my Ubuntu desktop is really slow compared to my windows laptop. Its not a flash problem or a browser specific problem.

I have searched the forums but can't find much.

I did disable ipv6 (it now shows up as being 'ignored' in network Manager which is correct, right?) but that hasn't helped.

It doesn't make a difference whether I use DHCP for everything or just for address only with the Google DNS addresses.

After entering 'lspci' my card shows up as


Because of a problem with system freezes I have updated to the 2.6.33-020633rc7 kernal but this hasn't had any impact one way or another on wireless speeds.

My router is a Belkin WRT300n.

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Ubuntu :: Browsing The Filesystem (Nautilus) And Firefox Seems Realy Sluggish Compared To The Windows 7 Counterparts

Mar 22, 2011

I can't quantify the behavior, but every time I run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32-bit), I get the impression that I'm using a much slower machine. All I have to compare it to is my Windows 7 64-bit install on the same machine (specs in signature), where almost everything is very snappy by comparison.

I don't have skipping audio or delayed video when watching DVDs in VLC Media Player, and Urban Terror (a 3D game) runs fine, but just general stuff like browsing the filesystem (Nautilus) and Firefox seems reaaaaallly sluggish compared to the Windows 7 counterparts.

What I'm doing at the time does not appear to affect the sluggishness. I have noticed the same impression of sloth both while copying large files, and while doing nothing in particular. That's not how it's supposed to work, is it? Does an Ubuntu install normally slow down over time? I have only been running 10.04 LTS since last October or so.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Mkv In Smplayer Freezes Video While Scrolling - In Vlc No Video At All

Apr 1, 2011

OpenSUSE 11.1, 64 bit, 2 cores, intel graphics, 4 GB of RAM:_no_ problems

OpenSUSE 11.4, 64 bit, 4 cores, nvidia graphics, 16 GB of RAM:

Problem is very similar to: Problems playing mkv HD films in opensuse but not windows but with enough differences that I start a new thread:

* playback in VLC does not work -- there is only sound

* playback in SMplayer works, however -- when I scroll forward, the video freezes and sound continues, to unfreeze video I have scroll a tiny bit backward

I tried changing the video ouput driver (in SMplayer) from xv to xv/noveu-nvidia, it didn't help. Please note, that I use the same settings (initially) as before in OS11.1.

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OpenSUSE Network :: Bad Download Speed In 11.2 When Compared To 10.3

Mar 31, 2010

I was a user of openSUSE 10.3. I used to get a decent speed in BitTorrent (using KTorrent 2.2.1) there, since I had earlier used Windows and the speed wasn't as good, even in Windows 7. Recently, I installed openSUSE 11.2 and found that I wasn't getting the good speeds in KTorrent. The overall performance was a fraction of what I used to get in the older Linux installation.

I decided to verify whether my suspicions were justified by again reinstalling openSUSE 10.3. When I did this, I was again able to get the great performance I used to get always with openSUSE 10.3 running KTorrent 2.2.1 I don't know what causes this, but I know that this sad thing really has happened. A newer version is actually not worth it! I hope my voice reaches the openSUSE developers and such bad incidences don't occur anymore.

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OpenSUSE :: Flash Plugin Differences Compared To Kubuntu?

Aug 8, 2010

I've noticed since switching from Kubuntu 10.04 to openSUSE 11.3 on my laptop that the Adobe Flash plugin seems much more prone to crash and fullscreen video playback (e.g. Hulu) performs terribly. I can't figure out what's different between the distros. In both cases, I'm using a 64-bit OS, Firefox and KDE, and the proprietary NVIDIA driver. Anyone know what might be happening, or more importantly, how to improve Flash stability and performance on 64-bit openSUSE?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Pics - Video Color Is Much Better In Windows

Apr 15, 2011

Open these in separate tabs and compare for yourself: Windows - Ubuntu As far as I know, this color difference between Windows and Ubuntu has existed for years. I mean I have had countless installations of XP's and 7's, and I've tried several versions of Ubuntu. Always noticed that color difference.

I don't know which color is "normal", but I like Windows' way better. How can I achieve this result on Ubuntu? The pictures are both taken in VLC with default configuration. I'd be happy to provide more data, if needed.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Video Editor Software Compatible With Windows Vista

May 8, 2010

I have just installed Ubuntu, and I need a video editor that is compatible with Windows Vista as well.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Flash Player Video / Audio Synchronization - OpenSUSE 11.4

Mar 23, 2011

I'm trying to diagnose a weird problem ... maybe someone has an idea where to start. I'm having a problem with flash videos. The video part displays as if the fast-forward button is being held down; audio sounds correct.

I'm thinking "synchronization error" (duh!) but I'm not sure how to start to diagnose the issue. I'm running OpenSUSE 11.4 x64, and the problem shows up in both chrome and opera.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 82845G Video - Totem Received X Windows System Error

May 13, 2010

My parents have a 8 yr old computer, and they have been running linux for the last 2 years- our graphics card has been a nightmare. It has not worked right....since we first installed 7.10. In 9.04 it could still halfway play DVD's & videos (just barely). No longer in 10.04- Mplayer, totem, xine & VLC die when you try to play a video- any video.

And here's what I get(in terminal):
The program 'totem' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'. (Details: serial 89 error_code 11 request_code 132 minor_code 19). (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: How To Cut A Video Dvd

Mar 30, 2011

I would like to edit some video dvds., i.e. I would like to perform two different tasks:

1.take out a sequence from the middle of a video dvd and burn it to a new dvd

2. take out a sequence of each of two or more video dvds and burn a new dvd with each of the sequences building one of the chapters of the new dvd.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: No Able To Play Video With Vlc?

Dec 5, 2009

i installed vlc with many codec from packman

when i start vlc in console mode, i get:

VLC media player 1.0.3 Goldeneye
[0x71d5b8] main interface error: option x11-display does not exist
[0x71ff08] main interface error: option x11-display does not exist
[0x1737948] vmem video output error: Invalid lock or unlock callbacks
[0x1737948] main video output error: video output creation failed
[0x7f2a8c03d3e8] main decoder error: failed to create video output

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: No Audio With Video?

Aug 5, 2010

after installing opensuse 11.3 i am finding that i cannot recieve any audio with video with any application.

i can hear certain types of audio, it seems any audio that is not attached to video. i can hear the welcome chime through my speakers after i log in to opensuse and i can also listen to .mp3 files played with amarok. i can watch videos with multiple players, videos videos etc., but there is no audio happening with the video.

i am thinking now this may actually be a hardware problem, since it seems to persist with different software, and only with audio attached to video. i'm thinking maybe there is a problem with my graphics card and its driver (or a lackthereof), although i'm unsure of why i can still watch video. i don't receive any error messages or anything, nor have i attempted to manually install any drivers for my existing hardware. i tried cranking every volume control i could find, including the system volume, but still no volume with video (its weird, its like i can hear it a tiny bit when i crank it, perhaps this is just the internal system beep speaker trying to fill in for the gfx card?).

the card i'm currently using is an nvidia card and although its not exactly old, i have read about some problems with nvidia being reluctant to produce drivers for linux in the past. after some brief googling of nvidia and linux, i was surprised to see that nvidia has an entire portion of their site devoted to unix/linux and open source drivers (perhaps they're doing better now).

is there any way that i can troubleshoot this problem, or do you think the solution is simply purchasing another graphics card from a vendor that has a good reputation for linux support?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: No Video To HDTV

Sep 11, 2010

I cannot get video, let alone audio, from my opensuse 11.3 box to my HDTV via the AV receiver.I have a computer and a DVR as HDMI input to a Yamaha 765 receiver. The receiver than uses hdmi to output to my samsung hdtv. I am using a ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 with an HDMI port as a video card. As an aside, I could probably upgrade my video card. Suggestions are welcome though I am concerned about heat as it needs to share space with a 4 port hardware RAID controller.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: HD Video Consumes 100% Cpu But Not In XP?

Oct 6, 2010

I am using the rather old openSUSE 11.0 with no plans of upgrading to 11.3 as of now. My system is also 5+ years with a P4 2.66GHz but with 2.5Gb ram. HD videos are utilizing 100% cpu and the video also keeps shaking. Neither does any other app work during this time. I cannot even stop the player. I've tried mplayer, smplayer, vlc, totem, gnome-player --- all with the same result.

But windows XP utilizes about 60% cpu and so no such problems. I also have ubuntu 7.10 installed and even mplayer here uses 100% cpu. Also not a troublesome issue but XP has higher volume.

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Nov 17, 2010

I'm running Debian Squeeze 32-bit with KDE 4. I've got a BenQ T2200HD monitor, and no matter how i try to configure it, fonts will always look crappy. after looking around a bit, I found some patch that is called David Turner's LCD ClearType-like patch. I found the packages- [URL]

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Slackware :: Crappy Fonts With Fluxbox In 13.37?

Apr 28, 2011

I don't know whats changed but since I installed 13.37 the fonts in fluxbox are crappy looking.Is there anything I should know thats changed with regards to this.They were fine in 13.1.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Openshot Video Editor

Dec 22, 2009

Any repositories with the openshot video editor. -installing it from source?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Stream Webcam Video To The Net?

Mar 7, 2010

I wonder if anyone here has succeeded in streaming the video of a local webcam to the internet? Some research has turned up webcam_server Project Home Page but unfortunately it only supports v4l, not v4l2 and is no longer maintained. It seems to be possible with VLC server, but I'm a bit reluctant, because their repo is said to break other things. I still have 11.1 here.

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