How To Reduce/Eliminate Horizontal Tearing

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Sun Dec 14 20:55:06 PST 2008

Ross Vandegrift wrote:
> 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.

Oops, sorry, you're right.  These days we tend to think that there's 
only ATI, NVidia and a bit of Intel out there :)  I also never had 
tearing my old Matrox.

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