[clug] Choppy video on Dell XPS laptop / Ubuntu 10.04 (linux Digest, Vol 97, Issue 1, Message 1)

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 01:58:48 MST 2011

I get choppy video on my little EeePC as well, but assumed this was
just lack of grunt and put up with it.


On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Miles Goodhew <mgoodhew at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben,
>> Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 19:25:04 +1100
>> From: Ben Davies <ben.davies at anu.edu.au>
>> Message-ID: <4D1EE4E0.2070607 at anu.edu.au>
>> I'm having a problem with choppy video playback, so was wondering if anyone has
>> any ideas.
>> I was trying to play a full HD/H264 codec video on a Dell Intel Core2 Duo 2GHz
> ...
>  Hm, What kind of graphics device does the laptop have? I would have
> expected that the XPS series of laptops have discrete NVIDIA or
> ATI/AMD  graphics devices. But you never know, you might have an
> "integrated" (or "less discrete") Intel "GMAxxx" graphics device.
> Though it seems unlikely to be present, these latter types of devices
> can have difficulties shunting 1080p content about the place. Those
> ones that _CAN_ may have binary/proprietary driver issues (E.g. the
> weirdo GMA500, which can just about handle 1080p content albeit with
> tiling artefacts).
>  If you've got the much more likely discrete graphics, they should be
> physically able to do HD content, however you'll need to ensure you
> have the blessed appropriate XV/XVMC module loaded (run xdpyinfo and
> look for the "XVideo" extension or run xvinfo and see what that tells
> you)
>  More than likely, you'll have to perform whatever soul-selling
> incantations necessary (installing a "non-free" proprietary binary
> driver) to be able to take advantage of the video acceleration.
> Best of luck!
> M0les.
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