How To Reduce/Eliminate Horizontal Tearing

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Wed Dec 10 23:01:46 PST 2008

Nick Nobody wrote:
>> That would be just a temporary solution with too many problems (since I
>> assume a real solution will be in DRI2?)  The OpenGL method with VSync
>> works quite well.
> Can you recommend a media player that is able to use OpenGL? I've tried
> mplayer but even on a relatively fast cpu it can't playback the video fast
> enough (720p content). Unless I'm missing some magic switch that's buried
> deep within the man page :)

I'm afraid there's no magic switch :P  You can give VLC a shot but it 
never worked for me.  Unfortunately, HD video and Linux still don't play 
along well.

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