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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:45 am    Post subject: VLC video tearing Reply with quote

When I play a movie in VLC, the video is tearing. Some files are playing with some tearing, some are glitching every few seconds (both video and audio), and I can't play MKV files (the video is tearing, colored squares are all over the place etc). All of the files are playing correctly in Windows 7 with VLC. I have a Thinkpad E520 laptop with Intel and AMD Radeon graphics. I am using only the Intel card, I haven't configured AMD. I have no Xorg config files, it worked instantly when I set it up following the wiki. My DE is XFCE, no compositing enabled. I need help diagnosing and solving the problem. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VLC is one big bug. I use it only as KDE's phonon, because I don't like gstreamer with its plugins more
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, the solution is to try another player?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep,
mpv is much better, but maybe too difficult to configure at first time
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try to use Compton as compositor for X, it can help with tearing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your replies, I'll try both, and I'll report the results.

EDIT: Installed SMPlayer (tried mpv first, it works, but I found it complicated), and it works. However, there is some tearing when compositing is enabled.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will Compton solve the tearing? If yes, is there a wiki or some guide for setting up and configuring Compton?
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