Performance Video Card NVIDIA



I have a notebook asus S550CB with sk video 740m and a mediabox to watch TV on the LAN. I installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 mate and the video driver nvidia recommended.
Reflected a worse quality of the reproduced video with VLC than Win10 and Debian Mate, particularly HD quality. Do you have suggestions for solving the problem?
Thank you.


Hi Labbing, welcome to our forums :slight_smile:

How about posting you full system specs? Open a terminal and enter:

inxi -b


The bad performance may be do to compiling options . There is a tutorial in the forum to get vlc with full video accel . See this post [Tutorial] - Build (or download) VLC with hardware acceleration video decoding [OPENMAX-IL]


`inxi -b
System: Host: Mate Kernel: 4.4.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: MATE 1.12.1 Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine: System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: S550CB v: 1.0
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: S550CB v: 1.0
Bios: American Megatrends v: S550CB.202 date: 03/18/2013
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-3317U (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 804/2600 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Card-2: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 740M]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 driver: nvidia
Resolution: [email protected]
GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 740M/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 361.42
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath9k
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169
Card-3: Atmel
Drives: HDD Total Size: 680.1GB (47.6% used)
Info: Processes: 235 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 495.2/7869.5MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35



It all looks good. I would say you have selected the proper graphic driver. You card has been supported since version 340.

Has the VLC tutorial helped any?.