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I've been fiddling around trying to set up XBMC as my main media center on my new HTPC.

My setup is as follows:

Intel i3 4670 chip
ASRock mobo
Windows 7 Home Premium
8 GB RAM

The issue I keep having is "tearing" during playback of all video - be it MKV files that I've ripped myself from my DVD collection or videos played via XBMC using any of the add-ons. The "tearing" I am referring to is a horizontal line where it seems that the top of the picture is "torn" from the bottom for a brief period of time. This happens at any time but moreso with panning shots or movement/action. I've adjusted video and audio settings and it hasn't made any difference. I've even tried a different video driver (several, actually) and it makes no difference.

Just out of curiosity, I downloaded VLC player and all of my MKV files played perfectly without any tearing....it was rock solid.

I further experimented and actually uninstalled Frodo and installed Eden instead. Same tearing issue.

Does anyone know what's going on? Is this issue "fixable"?

Thanks in advance!

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I've been fiddling around trying to set up XBMC as my main media center on my new HTPC.

My setup is as follows:

Intel i3 4670 chip
ASRock mobo
Windows 7 Home Premium
8 GB RAM

The issue I keep having is "tearing" during playback of all video - be it MKV files that I've ripped myself from my DVD collection or videos played via XBMC using any of the add-ons. The "tearing" I am referring to is a horizontal line where it seems that the top of the picture is "torn" from the bottom for a brief period of time. This happens at any time but moreso with panning shots or movement/action. I've adjusted video and audio settings and it hasn't made any difference. I've even tried a different video driver (several, actually) and it makes no difference.

Just out of curiosity, I downloaded VLC player and all of my MKV files played perfectly without any tearing....it was rock solid.

I further experimented and actually uninstalled Frodo and installed Eden instead. Same tearing issue.

Does anyone know what's going on? Is this issue "fixable"?

Thanks in advance!

I have a similar HTPC like yours and had video problems only with 1080p movies at first when I upgraded to frodo coming from eden. My problem was stuttering video playback but I delete it and reinstalled it again and it worked fine. I don't know if they updated a bug or what but it worked for me but I see you already did that. ( also my playback was good with Media player classic) it could be you could have too many audio/video drivers or just a simple setting in video xbmc settings.

You could also use VLC as your player with XBMC, I'm just not sure exactly how to do it, maybe someone else does know how.

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I've been fiddling around trying to set up XBMC as my main media center on my new HTPC.

My setup is as follows:

Intel i3 4670 chip
ASRock mobo
Windows 7 Home Premium
8 GB RAM

The issue I keep having is "tearing" during playback of all video - be it MKV files that I've ripped myself from my DVD collection or videos played via XBMC using any of the add-ons. The "tearing" I am referring to is a horizontal line where it seems that the top of the picture is "torn" from the bottom for a brief period of time. This happens at any time but moreso with panning shots or movement/action. I've adjusted video and audio settings and it hasn't made any difference. I've even tried a different video driver (several, actually) and it makes no difference.

Just out of curiosity, I downloaded VLC player and all of my MKV files played perfectly without any tearing....it was rock solid.

I further experimented and actually uninstalled Frodo and installed Eden instead. Same tearing issue.

Does anyone know what's going on? Is this issue "fixable"?

Thanks in advance!

Turn on 'Vertical Blank Sync' (System\Settings\System\Video Output)
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steelman: that did it! I first turned on vsync in my video driver settings and then also turned it on within XBMC settings.

Looks fine now.

Thanks to everyone for your responses.

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Did both of those and I still have the problem of "macro blocking?".
Every time it changes scenes, for example, the beginning of The Lion King with it goes from animal to animal, it gets all crazy looking. Unwatchable. VLC works great though.

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Disregard. After closing other background programs and restarting XBMC, the macro blocking is gone. Thanks.

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