Ubuntu – Xubuntu video rendering issue

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As i am playing avi videos on my newly installed Xubuntu i observe video flickering because of which i do not get optimal user experience while watching videos. I have tried multiple players as well as multiple videos but the problem persists. The flickering doesnt exist when i am playing my video on win 7.

info
driver:- amd radeon 4500
propriety driver activated
players tried:- mplayer, vlc

Best Answer

If you have xubuntu's compositor active (only supports drop shadows and transparency), try running mplayer with -vo gl or -vo gl2. If this does not help, try turning the compositor off (settings/window manager tweaks, rightmost tab).