How To Reduce/Eliminate Horizontal Tearing

Michel Dänzer michel at
Thu Dec 11 22:00:44 PST 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 00:00 +0200, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> Markus Strobl wrote:
> > That's not my experience. I've tested most of the possible combinations: 
> > Intel, ATI+fglrx,
> > ATI+Radeon and closed-source NVidia. Only Intel has the tearing issue. 
> > All the others play
> > video, including HD-Video, perfectly.  BTW, my MediaPC has a cheap dual 
> > core Intel Core 2 @1.8 GHz
> > and a $30 NVidia graphics card. It has no problems playing H.264 720p. 
> > The above is using XV, I don't use
> > the OpenGL overlay as it had some issues.
> ATI does not.  Only NVidia plays without tearing with Xv.

Define 'ATI'. The radeon driver in current Git is able to play Xv
without tearing on all pre-R600 Radeons.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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