movie player has a constant flicker while watching movies

Bug #307739 reported by Jeff Watts on 2008-12-13
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

movie player has a constant flicker while watching movies, as if it can't decide what to focus on.
this flicker happens several time a second.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem-gstreamer
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.24.3-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: totem
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-9-generic i686

Jeff Watts (mesa412) wrote :
goto (gotolaunchpad) wrote :

Do you have compiz enabled? Is this problem gone if you disable the visual desktop effects?

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Ken (kkinder) wrote :

This bug affects me too. If I disable desktop effects under Appearance, the problem does not occur. The flashing is also visible when the "Hardware Testing" tool shows the test picture with static.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

if you don't answer the previous questions there's no point on re open the bug, closing it again.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Ken (kkinder) wrote :

Pedro, the question above was whether disabling compiz fixes it. "Desktop effects" under Appearance is what disables/enables compiz.

I can't speak for Jeff, but for me this bug is only there with compiz/desktop effects enabled.

Having said that, no specific compiz feature seems to trigger it. Simply having compiz on, even if not fully loaded with features, solves the problem.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Ken (kkinder) wrote :

I mean, simply having compiz on, causes the problem.

goto (gotolaunchpad) wrote :

Please reopen if you still want to answer.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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