Video tearing on Nightly/Maverick

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Marylee Offline
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I have mid-2010 Macbook Pro with NVIDIA GeForce 320M and haven't been able to stop video tearing since updating to 10.9. I've tried monthlies, nightlies and ultimately deleted userdata and went back to Frodo 12.3. Vsync enabled but it doesn't help much, still tearing in most videos.
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Surprisingly (?) 2009 MacBook with Geforce 9400M is fine with 10.9.2. Huh
(This post was last modified: 2014-03-04 16:48 by SpaceMonkey.)
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Any updates?

As of now, there are both audio issues (HDMI disconnect issues) and video tearing issues on the latest 3/8 nightly.

Will going back to Snow Leopard from Mavericks fix all these issues.

This sucks that my expensive Apple computer cannot even correctly play a movie while my $35 Raspberry Pi can do so without any issues at all.
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We don't have any developers with a development device featuring this "very special" nvidia 320m gpu. Not much can be expected from our side sadly.

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(2014-03-10 00:25)Memphiz Wrote:  We don't have any developers with a development device featuring this "very special" nvidia 320m gpu. Not much can be expected from our side sadly.

Why is this Mac mini considered 'very special'??
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The GPU is considered very special - as the tearing effect is only reported on macs with this gpu ... very special it is only because no one of us has a mac with that gpu Wink

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Just checked the stable, I have a MacMini with nvidia 320m gpu but it's running 10.6.8 and I have no plans right now to move it to 10.9 Sad


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(2014-03-10 22:40)davilla Wrote:  Just checked the stable, I have a MacMini with nvidia 320m gpu but it's running 10.6.8 and I have no plans right now to move it to 10.9 Sad

I just reinstalled 10.6 on my Mac mini with 320m gpu and the video issues are clear on the latest nightly. However, the sound engine is still screwy on this latest nightly.

Davila- what version of XBMC are you using? What skin do you use? I'm tired of tinkering with this thing and just need something that works that I don't have to give special handling instructions to my wife about.
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(2014-03-11 19:40)noone Wrote:  However, the sound engine is still screwy on this latest nightly.

We can't fix without a proper bug report. So if you feel like helping us - create a new thread and attach a debug log about your screwyness Wink

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I'm having the exact same issue. I'm also using a mac with an nVidia 320m on OS X 10.9.2.

I filled a bug report there : http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/15039 , including a debug log and a system profile.

Being a developer myself, let me know if there's anything I could do to help :-)
(This post was last modified: 2014-03-23 02:53 by jmarshall.)
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Debug and fix - thx ? *kidding* - well still not mich to be expected from our side without the possibility to reproduce it...

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(2014-03-10 22:40)davilla Wrote:  Just checked the stable, I have a MacMini with nvidia 320m gpu but it's running 10.6.8 and I have no plans right now to move it to 10.9 Sad
Mac OS will happily install to and boot from an external USB hard drive without interfering with the OS on the internal hard drive. I've done this many times when testing potential OS upgrades for compatibility, so if you've got a spare external hard drive it shouldn't be too hard to install Mavericks onto that for testing.
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Good news, it seems like we have a workaround! Apparently this is an issue with vsync not being really enabled.

I was asked to edit "guisettings.xml" and to turn "<vsync>3</vsync>" into "<vsync>2</vsync>". And for me it seems to have fixed things. Tell me if that works for you guys as well!

FYI, here's the bug report : http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/15039
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