Video players and AMD video drivers

Asked by jehaz on 2010-10-06

I use Ubuntu 10.04
When I start playing video files in VLC or mplayer I see black screen like a OpenGL full-screen applications (full-screen games). After that VLC (mplayer) playing video file in window mode.
I have AMD HD5570 video card. Use driver from repository and from AMD. No different – I have a problem. When I do not install drivers from AMD (binary or from repository) – VLC (mplayer) playing video without black screen.
Sorry for my English.

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2010-10-06

Can you give the output of:

dpkg -l | grep vlc

Thanks

jehaz (jehaz) said : #2

user@desktop:~$ dpkg -l|grep vlc
ii libvlc2 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 multimedia player and streamer library
ii libvlccore2 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 base library for VLC and its modules
ii vlc 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 multimedia player and streamer
ii vlc-data 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 Common data for VLC
ii vlc-nox 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 multimedia player and streamer (without X su
ii vlc-plugin-pulse 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 PulseAudio plugin for VLC
ii vlc-plugin-sdl 1.0.6-1ubuntu1.2 SDL video and audio output plugin for VLC

jehaz (jehaz) said : #4

I tried this version of VLC. Result is zero - black screen. But the problem is present in mplayer...

Ok do you have:

ubuntu-restricted-extras

installed?

jehaz (jehaz) said : #6

This package is not installed.

Then install it and it should work fine

jehaz (jehaz) said : #8

After installation the problem persist. I think the guilty driver ati, because if I set vlc vout=sdl the screen does not darken before playing.

jehaz (jehaz) said : #9

I found solution!!! Thank you for your help!
xorg.conf:

Section "Monitor"
...
        Option "DPMS" "<font color=red>false</font>"
EndSection

jehaz (jehaz) said : #10

Sorry.
I found solution!!! Thank you for your help!
xorg.conf:

Section "Monitor"
...
        Option "DPMS" "false"
EndSection

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