[PLUG-TALK] UHD FreeSync choices

Tomas Kuchta tomas.kuchta.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 20:09:56 PST 2020

I get all that, still, more you say - less it sounds like free-sync

Any reason why not try mplayer as suggested?


On Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 20:54 John Jason Jordan <johnxj at gmx.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:19:25 -0500
> Tomas Kuchta <tomas.kuchta.lists at gmail.com> dijo:
> >Your 30 second pixelated experience is most likely VLC and not graphics
> >card artefact.
> >
> >Try playing the same video with command line mplayer and report back.
> >
> >Usage:
> >mplayer videoFile.mkv
> >
> >f - full screen mode
> >arrows/PgUp/PgDwn - to move forward/back, holding shift with the keys
> >increases the move/jump
> >
> >Hope it helps,
> >Tomas
> I used the term 'pixelated,' when I probably should have referred to it
> as 'screen tearing,' which is what most people call it.
> As for VLC, normally that is all I ever use, and I run it at almost full
> screen, but not quite. On my old laptop there was screen tearing, but
> none at all on my new laptop. On my desktop there is screen tearing.
> It's the same version of VLC on the same OS (Xubuntu 18.04); the only
> difference is the GPU and the resolution. Although the laptop is
> pushing four times as many pixels as the desktop, it is using both the
> Intel video and the vVidia chip with optimus. When it switches to
> nVidia it uses G-Sync, paired to the Lenovo display.
> Anyway, screen tearing is reported by a lot of people, mostly gamers,
> and it seems pretty well documented that adaptive sync solves the
> problem. And on the desktop where I get screen tearing I get it just
> the same with mplayer or any other player. I don't think VLC has
> anything to do with it. The GPU just doesn't have enough horsepower to
> push pixels fast enough. I want the same beautiful display on my
> desktop as on my laptop.
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