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Journeyman III

Video Stuttering Framerate in FMV Games (Immortality, Telling Lies)

I'm running an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Processor and a AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU. 

I have zero issues with lag or stuttering in games generally - but recently found a highly specific issue I've not seen and would love some help to solve.

In FMV-based games like Immortality and Telling Lies, I'm seeing an incredible amount of screen tearing and a lagging, stuttery framerate. Not in the game sections (the interface is smooth and perfect) but in the video playback. I'm a video editor by trade and have a pretty keen eye for framerate issues in video, so I imagine this bothers me more than the average person. Immortality, for instance, has footage from many sources - 30mm, Super 8, home video - but they're all displaying with the same stuttering framerate. 

I've managed to fix the tearing by enabling Enhanced Sync (yay!), but this has not helped the framerate issue.

I have verified that this is not the intended framerate of the game by checking out two video reviews of the game. Helpfully, one has the same problem I do, while the other plays smoothly and at the accurate framerate for each format. So you can see what I'm seeing by comparing the videos below.



Normally video is no problem for my computer, but I assume this is happening because the fmv is playing in-game and the GPU is attempting to interpret the frames differently than it would for, say, Youtube.

Can y'all help me figure out a configuration that would allow this video to play at the proper framerate?

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Journeyman III

Oh! And I'm running Adrenalin 22.5.1.

Journeyman III

Hey! Having the same issue! Framerate is great in menus, but had lots of screen tearing (which I fixed with the same method you did) and framerate issues (maybe sub 30fps) in the video clips. Can't figure out why, and there aren't in-game framerate lock settings or anything.


And also, ran a framerate monitor, and it's saying I'm running the game at 60+ fps while the framerate of the video is clearly less than 30fps. It must be a weird interaction of trying to "render" a video as a video game, but whatever it is, it's really making me want to wait to play this game until I can get it lookin' good.

Journeyman III

I'm having the same issue on my PC. nVidia 3070 + Ryzen 5600 so I don't think it's an AMD specific issue. It's pretty **bleep** obvious to my eyes, too.

Tried the game on Xbox Series X and there is no issue. Video looks great.

Also looks great on Xbox Cloud Streaming thru Steam Deck.

Journeyman III

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