If I watch a video (.mp4) in VLC using the default settings, I get a black screen - the sound plays, the progress bar advances, but no picture.
I can “fix” this in VLC’s video options by turning off “Accelerated Video Output” (overlay), but then the playback is choppy and the screen tears a lot particularly with 1280x720 videos, e.g. BBC get-iplayer files.
The laptop is a Dell E6410 with integrated intel GMA graphics, and I am running 64 bit Ubuntu Mate. I’m using Marco (Compton GPU Compositor) as my window manager, I have experimented with the various options there. I know the laptop is physically capable of this, it was OK under Linux Mint 17.2 previously.
Is there something else I should try?