Comment 15 for bug 152206

zombiepig (nyall-zombiepigs) wrote :

A possible fix to the tearing video problem is to switch from textured video to overlay video. It was previously believed that the x3100 chipsets didn't have hardware support for overlay video, but it's now discovered that they do have overlay adapters. Apparently, the video tearing only occurs with textured video, not overlay.

A recent post on the xorg mailing list includes patches to allow overlay video with intel chipsets, and also adds the xorg.conf option for
Option "TexturedVideo" "false"
that will disable the textured video adapter, so that the overlay adapter becomes default for video playback.

The patches are available here:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2008-February/033331.html
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2008-February/033332.html