How To Reduce/Eliminate Horizontal Tearing

Ross Vandegrift ross at
Sun Dec 14 20:21:23 PST 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:00:17AM +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.

mga does.  Just watched a few hours of shows on an mga G-series and
mplayer, tearing doesn't exist.


Ross Vandegrift
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