White Sparkles/Spots over dark areas of videos

Hi,

Today while watching a video on my PC I noticed some white sparkles or spots appearing at the dark/blackish areas of the video.

The first thing that came to my mind was that the video may be corrupted so I tried another one. But the same thing happened with it too.

Then I changed the video driver of Smplayer from vdpau to xv but the same thing.

Then I tried playing those videos with vlc but those white things appeared there as well.

Here is an example of the problem. I have circled the areas with green.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab73/img2010_album/Screenshot-1-1.png

I am using

openSUSE 11.4 Gnome 64 Bit
XFX Nvidia 9500 GT
Nvidia Proprietary Driver Ver. :260.19.44

white sparkles and other unwanted video artifacts usually go away by
adding more video ram and graphic computing power/speed…


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Point taken but I borrowed my friend’s hard drive (with Win 7 installed in it) where the same video is playing fine under Win 7.

I don’t know what corrected it but everything is back to normal now.

I am only guessing that the nvidia driver or something is getting destabilized

I forgot to mention the amount of video ram present on my system. Its 1 GB.

In your opinion, isn’t that enough to play a 720p video ?

On 03/31/2011 07:06 PM, suse kid wrote:
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> In your opinion, isn’t that enough to play a 720p video ?

should be, but lots of things can be involved…like what else was
going on on your machine when the sparkles were seen?

it only takes a very very small part of a single second with the
CPU or GPU and/or the pipeline between the screen and the hard drive
being overfilled or just slightly clogged and BINGO there is nothing
to put in that tiny little space on the screen…and, so it is white
(or black, or stays the same color it was in the last frame or or or)

see?


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Yes/Understood