Jerky video playback in Leap 15.6 . . . best solution is the "opi" suggestion?

AR800

24. Apr

Also, another solution if you want to keep using the FF distributed with OpenSuse, you can install the package “opi” and then execute “opi ffmpeg” and select ffmpeg-6 from the list. Installing it solves the problem. Regards.

So, possibly this has provided better video playback in Leap 15.6 . . . it was a bit more “complicated” than indicated in the quoted post, as after the “select ffmpeg-6” from the list, there was an additional question about “repos”?? with a list of items such as “Packman” and “Packman essentials” to choose from . . . . Not knowing what to do I chose “multimedia_libs” which selected a few more packages to add, then it asked me at the end the question below, “keep the repo?” Not knowing whether I should or shouldn’t, I chose “Yes” . . . . Thinking that perhaps I could remove it later???

Seems like videos in IG are playing less jerky?? Have to test it more to see if I want to remove the flatpak FF version . . . .

(16/16) Installing: ffmpeg-6-6.1.1-lp156.43.4.x86_64 .....................[done]
Do you want to keep the repo 'multimedia_libs'? (Y/n) y

Post your Repo List:
zypper lr -d

multimedia-libs is not the best choice…

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Hmm . . . seems like that is always my choice . . . . Posting the requested data, but then will be away from this machine for the next day . . . .

> sudo zypper lr -d
[sudo] password for root: 
#  | Alias                                            | Name                                                                                        | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                          | Service
---+--------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | ftp.gwdg.de-openSUSE_Leap_$releasever            | Packman Repository                                                                          | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.6/           | 
 2 | multimedia_libs                                  | multimedia:libs                                                                             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/libs/15.6/            | 
 3 | repo-backports-debug-update                      | Update repository with updates for openSUSE Leap debuginfo packages from openSUSE Backports | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | N/A    | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.6/backports_debug/               | 
 4 | repo-backports-update                            | Update repository of openSUSE Backports                                                     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.6/backports/                     | 
 5 | repo-non-oss                                     | Non-OSS Repository                                                                          | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.6/repo/non-oss/            | 
 6 | repo-oss                                         | Main Repository                                                                             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.6/repo/oss/                | 
 7 | repo-sle-debug-update                            | Update repository with debuginfo for updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15                  | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | N/A    | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/leap/15.6/sle/                     | 
 8 | repo-sle-update                                  | Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15                                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.6/sle/                           | 
 9 | repo-update                                      | Main Update Repository                                                                      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.6/oss                            | 
10 | repo-update-non-oss                              | Update Repository (Non-Oss)                                                                 | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.5/non-oss/                       | 
11 | repositoriesKernel:stable:Backportstandardx86_64 | repositories/Kernel:/stable:/Backport/standard/x86_64/                                      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable:/Backport/standard/ | 

Multimedia:libs and Packman Repo at same time are often not the best choice, I would delete the multimedia:libs Repo and switch all installed packages to the Packman Repo, if possible:

Delete multimedia:libs:
zypper rr https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/libs/15.6/

Set Priority of Packman to a higher one:
zypper mr -p 30 http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.6/

Switch all installed Packages to the Packman Version, if possible:
zypper dup --allow-vendor-change --from http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.6/
Please do not break anything if you get any dependency Problem, better ask here.

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OK, thanks for those commands . . . I will run them through when I get back to Leap edition . . . .

I took the other suggestion to install opi at face value . . . and it didn’t pull in a wall fulll of packages . . . but then stumbled on the repo question.

I think over in TW a number of packages have changed venue away from Packman in recent months??? So I figured, wrongly, that I wouldn’t want to use Packman, or, if I had Packman, why did the videos start playing jerky???

Anyway, if I hit any questions when I run the commands I’ll back out and ask first . . . .

Ran those suggestions through . . . looks like 35 packages changed vendor to Packman . . . no questions about dependency were asked . . . .

Whichever version of FF I am in now shows videos very smoothly and the font rendering problem in Yahoo Mail has also been fixed . . . .

Is there a way to “rr” the flathub FF option via the console?? Or, only way to do that is to launch them one at a time and see which one still has some rendering of fonts issues, or slightly jerky video playback?? I now have “Firefox” and “Firefox Web Browser” installed . . . I think the “FWB” one is the flathub/pak one . . . which was “better” than the original one that didn’t have “opi” . . . but now one of them has “opi” and seems to be working pretty well . . . .

Please: new problem, new thread

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