Originally Posted by netllama
You say that you've seen this problem with mplayer as well? I'd like to see mplayer's output when you're running it and this problem is present.
Also, is this problem only present when playing DVDs, or playing any content with mplayer, xine, etc?
The problem also occurs with Totem, so it seems universal on all the video players I've tried thus far. The problem does occur when playing video streams over the internet as well as DVDs locally.
I've attached logging output from mplayer. The file "mplayer1.log" was generated while the problem is present. The file "mplayer2.log" is the result of running mplayer while an instance of Xine is running in the background, and mplayer's display looks normal.