How can I limit the framerate of video playback in media players?

By childofthetao ยท 6 replies
Nov 24, 2011
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  1. Hi, how can I limit the FPS in VLC/SPlayer. The framerate goes way over my refresh rate so I get terrible tearing.

    I've tried adding the player to nvidia CP and enabling vsync but that doesn't work.
  2. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 159

    Is there no way to enable vsync for video playback?

    Surely this is a common problem?
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Try different video output modules in vlc to see if they make life any better.

    Hope this helps.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Maybe I don't know a whole lot about this field, but is there a good reason for/why VLC or whatever isn't playing the video at the framerate specified by the video file? Should be 29.97 or 24fps in most cases. I think I've seen some HD vids done at 60fps, but this is all controlled by how the video was encoded rather than whatever the player wants.

    So I'm thinking that the tearing isn't caused by excessive framerates that need to be limited in the player, its something else.
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    Maybe it's the codec? Have you tried something else? Like MPC-HC?
  6. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 159

    I've tried lots of players. My videos have always teared for a s long as I can remember.

    If it isn't caused by the framerate going higher then the refresh rate what could it be? I'm totally stumped.
  7. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

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