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    DVD Playback is jerky


    I used movie player to play a dvd, but playback quality is very jerky. Would this be a driver issue or a player issue? Likely you will need more info to help me troubleshoot. Just let me know what you need.

    Hardware is a Dell Dimension 4300 with a P4 - 1.86 gHz processor and 1 gb of RAM. The video card is an ATI 7200 LE card with 64gb RAM.

    DVD plays perfectly on the Windows media player when I boot to Win XP.

    Is there a different application or do I need different drivers for this card in Ubuntu?

    Ed J
    A newbie to Linux

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    It could be a video driver problem. Post the output of
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    sudo lspci -knn
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    Mike, thanks for the reply. I have been distracted from the Ubuntu project by other more pressing business issues. I bought a new video card for the machine and a wireless network adapter but neither one of them is working properly yet, but I haven't really had time to spend with the system. I may or may not have done myself any good with the video card since I can't download the recommended driver for it yet (because the wireless card isn't picking up my network - another project it seems.

    I'll post again when I get this other business squared away. It has taken on a life of it's own it seems. - Ed J

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    No problem.
    Be sure to check the stickied thread in the wireless section of these forums. Tons of good info on getting wireless connected.
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    Mike, I'll have to come back to this issue as I have ordered a new video card for the machine. Notice that I had said the card had 64 gB RAM which is obviously incorrect. It actually had 32 mB of RAM.

    The main reason though that I have to come back to it is that I accidently ( er, make that 'stupidly') overwrote the install with a SuSe install. I guess, I'll play with it a bit since it is on the machine and come back to the Ubuntu install in a couple weeks or so.

    I think I was trying to play the DVD with the wrong program though. I can't remember the particulars on it now, so I'll have to recreate the issue when I reinstall Ubuntu.

    I certainly appreciate your input and I'll run the commands when I get it back going and will post back to this thread at that time.

    Ed

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