With other OSs, you surely mean Windows, right? I believe the radeon driver is easily portable to the *BSDs etc. I might be wrong, but I believed that was one of its positive aspects.
Originally Posted by bridgman
Without getting too specific, think about which popular OSes do *not* use the X windowing system and *do* require robust DRM.
In other words, not BSD or Solaris
Last edited by bridgman; 04-22-2009 at 04:26 PM.
So... what bridgman is saying is that the DRM requirments of "other OSes" is making driver implementation on linux harder?
Gee, what a surprise! Who could have seen that one coming?!
If you use mplayer (or smplayer, anything that uses mplayer as the actual video player), the latest versions of mplayer-mt have worked wonders for me (the bit about the git pulls and using the ffmpeg-mt branch): http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
Originally Posted by jimbobsma
I have an Athlon X2 7750 Black edition that your Q6600 is almost certainly faster than and the multithreaded mplayer + the flicker-free xv video in the open-source ATI driver makes my 3200HD great for 1080p in my media center. No more stuttering or struggling with videos. I'd rather have the UVD working so I could use a much slower CPU that generates less heat, but since you have the CPU power, may as well fully use it. I don't think any distros ship with it by default, so you'll have to compile it yourself, but it's pretty stable and works well.
Last edited by Pitabred; 04-22-2009 at 06:51 PM.