I use the newest Ubuntu on an Acer Veriton 6800. When I play DVDs with VLC, the pictures are distorted.

Can anyone please tell me how to correct this?

Distorted picture

  • Do you see any useful error messages if you start VLC from the command line? Or when using any other video player that produces this distortion?
    – Jos
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 11:25
  • Best starting point is to alter your video out device in the vlc Video settings. Some experimentation will be in order...
    – andrew.46
    Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 8:54
  • Is it the same in other video players, e. g. Totem? Commented Oct 1, 2016 at 14:06

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From Tools drop down menu select preferences, then video and select open GL - if I am looking at this correctly, yours is set on ASCII art.

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