Boxee

Local video plays as flashing colored screen with sound

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  • Type: Bug Bug
  • Status: Closed Closed
  • Priority: Major Major
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • Affects Version/s: None
  • Fix Version/s: None
  • Boxee Build Number:
    0.9.21.xxxx
  • Operating System:
    Ubuntu Lucid
  • Description:
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    When I play back local video it shows up as a flashing single color screen, but the audio seems normal. It seems like the entire screen is the average of the entire screen, or a single pixel.

    I am running on an Eee Box with Ubuntu 10.04 Retbook Remix. It has an ATI video card with the latest driver from ATI.

    I attached the log file.
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    When I play back local video it shows up as a flashing single color screen, but the audio seems normal. It seems like the entire screen is the average of the entire screen, or a single pixel. I am running on an Eee Box with Ubuntu 10.04 Retbook Remix. It has an ATI video card with the latest driver from ATI. I attached the log file.
  1. noisygecko-boxee-local-video-problem.log
    (608 kB)
    Sim Harbert
    13/Jul/10 11:42 PM

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Ami Ben-David added a comment - 29/Jul/10 4:46 AM - edited
does this issue occurs on all video types and formats?
did you try changing the settings under Settings> Media> Advanced> enable hardware assisted decoding ?
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Ami Ben-David added a comment - 29/Jul/10 4:46 AM - edited does this issue occurs on all video types and formats? did you try changing the settings under Settings> Media> Advanced> enable hardware assisted decoding ?
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Sim Harbert added a comment - 29/Jul/10 8:35 AM
My videos play with the default player (totem?) and VLC just fine.

I had never seen the "hardware assisted decoding" setting, but it was turn on. Turning it off didn't change anything. Why is that setting not in the "Settings", "Video" section? Doesn't seem like hardware settings should be under "Media".

I don't have Xbmc installed. I understand from forum postings a long time back that it is a problem with the latest ATI driver not working correctly and that backing up one version will correct it. But it does work with all the other video players, and I do need the ATI proprietary driver to handle overscan (not very well, but better than the open driver, which does no overscan correction).
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Sim Harbert added a comment - 29/Jul/10 8:35 AM My videos play with the default player (totem?) and VLC just fine. I had never seen the "hardware assisted decoding" setting, but it was turn on. Turning it off didn't change anything. Why is that setting not in the "Settings", "Video" section? Doesn't seem like hardware settings should be under "Media". I don't have Xbmc installed. I understand from forum postings a long time back that it is a problem with the latest ATI driver not working correctly and that backing up one version will correct it. But it does work with all the other video players, and I do need the ATI proprietary driver to handle overscan (not very well, but better than the open driver, which does no overscan correction).
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Ami Ben-David added a comment - 29/Jul/10 10:09 AM
after turning off the 'enable hardware assisted decoding' setting , can you please also try changing the setting Render Method> Advanced Shaders (GLSL).
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Ami Ben-David added a comment - 29/Jul/10 10:09 AM after turning off the 'enable hardware assisted decoding' setting , can you please also try changing the setting Render Method> Advanced Shaders (GLSL).
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Sim Harbert added a comment - 30/Jul/10 1:19 PM
When I change the shader to "software" then it works.
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Sim Harbert added a comment - 30/Jul/10 1:19 PM When I change the shader to "software" then it works.
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Ami Ben-David added a comment - 08/Aug/10 3:39 AM
http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-5108

Closing this issue as a duplicate. Please vote and comment on the linked issue.
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Ami Ben-David added a comment - 08/Aug/10 3:39 AM http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-5108 Closing this issue as a duplicate. Please vote and comment on the linked issue.

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  • Created:
    13/Jul/10 11:42 PM
    Updated:
    18/Oct/10 12:24 PM
    Resolved:
    08/Aug/10 3:39 AM