Green bars when playing videos on VLC

Bug #350666 reported by Andrew G on 2009-03-29
This bug affects 4 people
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Ubuntu PS3 Port

Bug Description

i'm trying to play videos through ubuntu. totem has low fps and vlc has the green bars. they don't always appear on startup, but they appear whenever you resize the windows or switch to full screen. any fix or alternative really appreciated.


Ambricka (petter-ambricka) wrote :

The same problem exists with mplayer and software scaling, however choosing another scaler than the default "solves" the problem with mplayer, perhaps that could be done in vlc too.
("-sws 0" works as an option to mplayer)
This is no real solution, but a hint about what the real problem could be.

Cameron Hart (bitshifternz) wrote :

I found changing the video output type made it go away. It didn't seem to matter what I output mode I selected.

However once the green bars are gone there was noticeable tearing. I couldn't find any option to tell VLC to use vsync.

beechy87 (beechy87) wrote :

hi ive also had this problem. i found the best way around it is to open the video you want to play... manually resize it to being quite small (about a quarter the size of your screen) then on the player control goto >Video>Deinterlace>then choose one of the options other than disable. the image usually scrambles for a few seconds then irons out. you should be able to go ahead and re-size/full screen the image hopefully this time without the green bars. also a couple of videos ive played you have to find a specific Deinterlace option rather than just choosing a random one... ive not played that many videos but this seems to work for me... oh and one other thing, you have to do this everytime you load a video up, even if you have played it and changed the deinterlace setting on it before.
Hope this helps

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