Video issues in Garuda Kde dragonised edition


I recently did an install of The Kde dragonised edition on an ASUS ROG Fx550v and that went without much issues.

The main problem I have is with video. Especially video in browsers YouTube and Netflix etc.

I've tried searching for tips and video settings but not much luck.

4k video in smplayer also plays stuttery.

Any help or links to an article regarding video configuration would be appreciated.

Welcome @neil_feris :wave:

What GPU and GPU driver are you using?

Please post output of inxi -Gxxxza as text.

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As mentioned above, we need more info.

You can also check this out for Firefox hardware acceleration.

In case of video playback in media players, mpv ( and hence smplayer) is one of the best, if not the best, video player in any platform. But, it needs to be setup properly which again requires more info about your system.

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Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:191b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 950M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 460.67
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Monitor-1: HDMI1 res: 3840x2160 hz: 30 dpi: 103 size: 950x540mm (37.4x21.3") diag: 1093mm (43")
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From first looks, it would appear the Intel GPU won't do a decent frame-rate @ 4k.

From what I've read, I am not hopeful, sorry.

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Yep, Intel HD 530 will struggle with 4K videos. Use the Nvidia card.

Choose a youtube video which is 4K. play with mpv -v URL. Does the Nvidia gpu support vp9 decoding? The Intel card doesn't. If hardware decoding isn't supported by GPU, decoding is done by cpu which may or may not be up to the task. Don't know since you didn't provide cpu info. Also mpv will use hwdec=no by default. Same with Firefox. Can be changed of course.


I've added the output of lscpu to the gpu info.

First of all, check using mpv. If mpv struggles with 4K videos, any web browser will struggle even more.

mpv -v URL

Then try to play a h264 video as your card will be able to decode that.

mpv -v --hwdec=auto URL

Also could try

mpv -v --profile=sw-fast URL

Also if you are attempting to use a 4K TV to play 4K video from your computer this often requires special settings in your TV to enable this. This often does not come preconfigured from the factory to allow 4K playback from computers by default.


I've switched over to ManjaroLinux. Everything is working perfectly.

I love the look of Garuda and default btrfs and zen kernel but it's all a bit too "chaotic" for me.

This is why we need an LTS version of Gaming/Ultimate (KDE - Dragonised)

@Yamato Garuda is not LTS. This has been discussed. You are welcome to use any one of the "stable" distros you see out there.


Please don't revive old threads with inanitities.

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