When I have occasionally tried to play a video file within Workstation, I've noticed it's nearly impossible. I've already made the config change to VLC Player to set it to use X11 output and prevent instant crash:
But still whenever I load any video file into it, regardless of format, resolution etc, the sound will play smooth but the video will be horribly stuttered and shaky and slow. I have tried several other players including mplayer, totem, kaffeine, miro etc, but all without success. Miro comes the closest to working, actually playing everything smoothly for about a minute, then quitting completely every time.
I imagine this issue is less related to codecs (since some players install all the needed ones automatically) and more a function of the guest VM not having full direct access to the host system video hardware and memory etc, and needing to use an emulated driver.
Is there any recommended fix for getting best results under this situation? Thanks...
EDIT: The same videos play perfectly smoothly under VLC on host system (Linux Mint), no issue at all.
EDIT by Patrick: Added KVM to subject.