Bright flashing & flickering during streaming of tv show or movie

stallej

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Apr 18, 2013
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Hi, I'm a newbie. Thanks for the great site and help you all offer.

I've seen similar questions before on this site (sorry, forgot the link) for my problem but whatever was suggested didn't work for me.

I installed xbmc 12.1 on my laptop and use the hdmi out to my a/v receiver to watch streams on my large monitor.
Some days when I stream a video everything looks fine, other days... I would get bright objects pulsating. For example a scene in the park, landscape is fine but bright sky would pulsate like a slow strobe light effect.

I'm using a Dell XPS15 w/ Windows 7 home premium, model L502X,i7 2640M, CPU @ 2.80 GHZ, solid state drive, 8.0 GB Ram, 64 Bit Operating System. NVidia GeForce GT 540M. My A/V Receiver is a Pioneer SC-07.

As suggested somewhere on this site I tried changing the 3 available settings for preferred graphics processor... global setting auto select integrated, high performance NVidia & integrated graphics, none made a difference.

I also tried the suggested video output settings posted on this site as well - found under system/settings/system/video output with no luck.

Sometimes it flickers, sometimes not. Driving me nuts. Looks like a nuclear bomb is going off during everything I watch.
Please help. Thanks.
 

stammie

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First some basic fault finding,
can you connect the laptop directly to the monitor bypassing the AV receiver and see if you still get the error?
Also does this flicker occur on the same videos or is it completely at random?

When you get the flicker try turning off DXVA in XBMC's settings and see if it goes (if its gone under software decoding the error will lie in your gpu or its drivers)
 

stallej

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Apr 18, 2013
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First some basic fault finding,
can you connect the laptop directly to the monitor bypassing the AV receiver and see if you still get the error?
Also does this flicker occur on the same videos or is it completely at random?

When you get the flicker try turning off DXVA in XBMC's settings and see if it goes (if its gone under software decoding the error will lie in your gpu or its drivers)
Thank you for the suggestions.

It was random. seems to have stopped now.