Re: DVD flickers

From: J.O. Aho (
Date: 05/14/04

Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 16:31:17 +0200

Caleb wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am running Mandrake Linux 9.1 with a LiteOn DVD-rom drive. I can
> watch DVDs at the correct speed with great sound quality, but I have two
> problems with video. One is that it flickers EXTREMELY. If the picture
> is still, and there is a lot of one solid color, it looks like bugs
> flying around the screen, it is so bad. Another is that when motion
> occurs, the pixels of the object/person in motion turn
> into..lines...temporarily. To rephrase that, when someone or something
> is in motion, it looks like it was displayed using a very crappy line
> art algorithm rather than photo quality. It is not a program-related
> issue as I have tried it in both Xine and Ogle with the exact same
> symptoms. It works perfectly in Windows. Thx in advance for any help
> here.

What about mplayer?
Do you use SCSI emulation?
What kind of protections/macrovision/and so on do you have on the DVD-movies
you tested?