playing video on Fedora 19

asked 2013-07-23 06:24:19 -0500

hynner gravatar image

updated 2013-07-23 07:14:14 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hello I have problems playing video on fedora 19. I have switchable graphics Intel/ATI (AMD Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series). It´s HP ProBook 4540s.

I´ve installed proprietary ATI drivers, version 13.6 Beta, which should be the latest and only driver that works with fedora 19 as far as I know.

I installed VLC from RPMFusion and also mplayer. Video is choppy(I´m not sure if it´s the right expression, sorry for my English ;-)) in both of them. It´s a little better when playing videos with lower resolution, but still bad enough.

Strange thing is that it actually improves when I switch my gpu to integrated:

aticonfig --px-igpu

I also tried it on live ubuntu 13.04, booted from USB, installed VLC, GPU was shown as Intel Ivybridge mobile and video runs just fine, without any problems.

I also tried this with fedora live usb, booted, installed vlc, gpu shown was Intel Ivybridge mobile and lower resolution videos seemed to be fine, but HD videos was choppy again :-(

Does anyone has some solution to this?

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  • Is your system really using the AMD drivers (look for “Kernel driver in use” in the output of “lspci -vv”
  • Did you install the AMD display drivers from RPMFusion?
  • Did you try to use a different video output module (mplayer -vo gl or mplayer -vo xv – see man mplayer for more)
lkiesow gravatar imagelkiesow ( 2013-07-23 11:35:43 -0500 )edit

I will have to check for the first one.

NO, RPMFusion drivers obviously don´t work with fedora 19 (at least ATI´s)

Yes, nothing helps.

hynner gravatar imagehynner ( 2013-07-23 13:50:39 -0500 )edit

About “NO, RPMFusion drivers obviously don´t work with fedora 19”: I don't think that its obvious at all. I never had any problems with the drivers from RPMFusion. Though I must admit, that I don't have a f19 system with an AMD graphics card. But I just checked and “kmod-catalyst” is in the rpmfusion-nonfree repository.

lkiesow gravatar imagelkiesow ( 2013-07-24 04:05:15 -0500 )edit

The rpmfusion drivers are just ATI drivers in rpm form. If the drivers don't work for you, it's because AMD doesn't support the current X version well enough. It's a known issue.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-24 06:29:48 -0500 )edit

You´re right, the only drivers that support X version in fedora 19, are 13.6 Beta. Anyway as you said they are just bundled proprietary drivers, so I see no point in talking about whether I have those from rpmfusion or directly from AMD.

hynner gravatar imagehynner ( 2013-07-24 07:14:51 -0500 )edit