After restarting my computer several times to try out different ideas which involve using vlc media player with opengl enabled, what I said about hardware acceleration I meant to say full KMS drivers, using the Full KMS drivers will cause vlc to stutter, actually other video players that you use with full KMS enabled should have the same problem, which means forget what I said about using different media players I have a different idea.
You can run vlc media player with opengl enabled, did not know about this before, because I didn't use opengl with vlc no instead I always used the default drivers, I don't know if there is any benefit to running vlc with full KMS drivers enabled compared to running with legacy drivers, anyhow here is how you enable opengl video output in vlc:
Open VLC media player > Tools > Preferences > Select Video > Under the display category find Output > Select Output menu > Change Output method from Automatic to OpenGL Video Output > Save
You can escape full screen using the f key, don't know if these settings will improve Mpeg2 video playback, YouTube videos run without any noticeable problems, output methods can cause audio distortion, you can use any of the Output methods in Tools > Preferences > Video to improve video playback, vlc will not display video if the video output method is not compatible with either the full KMS drivers or the fake KMS drivers.
Last edited by Moonmarch
on Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.