I watch all kind of videos (.avi, 1080p mp4, 1080p youtube etc.) and experince "tearing" during fast moving scenes/cameras. It is strange because I installed mplayer-vaapi and the processor uilization is ~10-20% in smplayer, or ~50% in youtube flash videos max. I have this problem even with a simple .avi movie. The settings are:
smplayer, video output is set to vaapi (tried with xv as well)
latitude e5530 with intel i7 3520m 2.9ghz
no dedicated video card, only intel hd 4000 (xf86-video-intel and libva-intel-driver installed).
Tried VLC too with the same result. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.
Last edited by totolotto (2012-12-11 23:50:58)
Try searching the forums, you will find multiple threads with explanations and workarounds (no solutions, though).
I do not know what DE you use, but when i used xfce4, i could get rid of tearing by turning off compositing.
Obviously, your experience may vary & I no longer use that DE.
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There are different solutions for the various DE's (XFCE, Gnome, KDE, etc.).
I have only Openbox installed with xcompmgr. I do not use any DE.
Thanks for the tip on compositing and these links, I will read all that!
In this case, and if you don't use 3D applications (games etc.), you can get rid of the tearing by creating the following /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf:
Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "AccelMethod" "sna" Option "TearFree" "true" EndSection
Thanks, you are the man!
I have been searching for this for forever! Thank you, sano.. Really, thank you.