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  1. Hi
    With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
    but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
    i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
    I tried VLC.
    SMplayer.
    Xine.
    didn't help.
    do you have a suggestion?
    i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
    1Gb ram
    128Mb nVidia card
    & in windows it ran HD stuff good...
    [i have xubuntu now]
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    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Hi
    With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
    but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
    i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
    I tried VLC.
    SMplayer.
    Xine.
    didn't help.
    do you have a suggestion?
    i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
    1Gb ram
    128Mb nVidia card
    & in windows it ran HD stuff good...
    [i have xubuntu now]
    In Windows, the NVidia card/chipset is probably doing the decode heavy lifting. What chipset do you have. What % CPU in Task Manager when playing h.264?

    In Linux, you probably are lacking the right video card driver / application combo so the CPU is doing all the work.
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  3. Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Hi
    With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
    but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
    i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
    I tried VLC.
    SMplayer.
    Xine.
    didn't help.
    do you have a suggestion?
    i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
    1Gb ram
    128Mb nVidia card
    & in windows it ran HD stuff good...
    [i have xubuntu now]
    In Windows, the NVidia card/chipset is probably doing the decode heavy lifting. What chipset do you have. What % CPU in Task Manager when playing h.264?

    In Linux, you probably are lacking the right video card driver / application combo so the CPU is doing all the work.

    i don't know how its in windows because my hdd was corrupted & i installed xubuntu
    BUT in xubuntu i installed the original nvidia driver...
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    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Hi
    With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
    but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
    i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
    I tried VLC.
    SMplayer.
    Xine.
    didn't help.
    do you have a suggestion?
    i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
    1Gb ram
    128Mb nVidia card
    & in windows it ran HD stuff good...
    [i have xubuntu now]
    In Windows, the NVidia card/chipset is probably doing the decode heavy lifting. What chipset do you have. What % CPU in Task Manager when playing h.264?

    In Linux, you probably are lacking the right video card driver / application combo so the CPU is doing all the work.

    i don't know how its in windows because my hdd was corrupted & i installed xubuntu
    BUT in xubuntu i installed the original nvidia driver...
    In Windows, DirectShow is optimized to work with NVidia Purevideo and ATI Avivo for GPU assited decode for playback (aka DXVA2).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX_Video_Acceleration

    In Linux, GPU assist is handled by the player app. Otherwise the CPU picks up the full decode load.
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  5. Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Hi
    With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
    but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
    i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
    I tried VLC.
    SMplayer.
    Xine.
    didn't help.
    do you have a suggestion?
    i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
    1Gb ram
    128Mb nVidia card
    & in windows it ran HD stuff good...
    [i have xubuntu now]
    In Windows, the NVidia card/chipset is probably doing the decode heavy lifting. What chipset do you have. What % CPU in Task Manager when playing h.264?

    In Linux, you probably are lacking the right video card driver / application combo so the CPU is doing all the work.

    i don't know how its in windows because my hdd was corrupted & i installed xubuntu
    BUT in xubuntu i installed the original nvidia driver...
    In Windows, DirectShow is optimized to work with NVidia Purevideo and ATI Avivo for GPU assited decode for playback (aka DXVA2).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX_Video_Acceleration

    In Linux, GPU assist is handled by the player app. Otherwise the CPU picks up the full decode load.

    hmm ok
    so how to deal with it & watch HD films smoothly?
    thank
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    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Hi
    With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
    but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
    i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
    I tried VLC.
    SMplayer.
    Xine.
    didn't help.
    do you have a suggestion?
    i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
    1Gb ram
    128Mb nVidia card
    & in windows it ran HD stuff good...
    [i have xubuntu now]
    In Windows, the NVidia card/chipset is probably doing the decode heavy lifting. What chipset do you have. What % CPU in Task Manager when playing h.264?

    In Linux, you probably are lacking the right video card driver / application combo so the CPU is doing all the work.

    i don't know how its in windows because my hdd was corrupted & i installed xubuntu
    BUT in xubuntu i installed the original nvidia driver...
    In Windows, DirectShow is optimized to work with NVidia Purevideo and ATI Avivo for GPU assited decode for playback (aka DXVA2).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX_Video_Acceleration

    In Linux, GPU assist is handled by the player app. Otherwise the CPU picks up the full decode load.

    hmm ok
    so how to deal with it & watch HD films smoothly?
    thank
    It may not be possible unless you can find a player that utilizes the GPU. It seems your CPU can't handle the task on its own. I use VLC in Linux but not for HD.
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  7. Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    Hi
    With the same pc i could watch HD videos smoothly...
    but in linux i have some frame skipping... & the cpu gets hotter...
    i tried ti install the original nVidia drivers.
    I tried VLC.
    SMplayer.
    Xine.
    didn't help.
    do you have a suggestion?
    i have a 2.2Ghz Core2Duo laptop
    1Gb ram
    128Mb nVidia card
    & in windows it ran HD stuff good...
    [i have xubuntu now]
    In Windows, the NVidia card/chipset is probably doing the decode heavy lifting. What chipset do you have. What % CPU in Task Manager when playing h.264?

    In Linux, you probably are lacking the right video card driver / application combo so the CPU is doing all the work.

    i don't know how its in windows because my hdd was corrupted & i installed xubuntu
    BUT in xubuntu i installed the original nvidia driver...
    In Windows, DirectShow is optimized to work with NVidia Purevideo and ATI Avivo for GPU assited decode for playback (aka DXVA2).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX_Video_Acceleration

    In Linux, GPU assist is handled by the player app. Otherwise the CPU picks up the full decode load.

    hmm ok
    so how to deal with it & watch HD films smoothly?
    thank
    It may not be possible unless you can find a player that utilizes the GPU. It seems your CPU can't handle the task on its own. I use VLC in Linux but not for HD.

    hmm
    strangely GNOME MPlayer was difference
    i set it to use vdpau
    i still got frames skipped
    but i noticed that the cpu is real cool
    & the gpu is getting warm by 5-7 degrees

    i say strage because SMplayer is Mplayer
    its just a frontend no?

    i used "psensor" to check temperature
    (btw, is there another app to test temperator? i need something that shows you the temp near the system watch)
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    I haven't investigated HD players for Linux. I mostly use Linux on older machines that can't play HD.

    Try asking in a Linux HTPC forum like MythTV. Let us know what you find.
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