A new version of xvba-video, the XvBA backend to VA-API, is now available at:
Version 0.7.2 - 13.Jul.2010
* Require fglrx >= 8.73.2 (Catalyst 10.5)
* Fix vaInitialize() return status if an error occurred
* Fix regression when rendering subpictures in VA/GLX mode
* Set VADisplayAttribDirectSurface to 1 in VA/GLX mode too
The third change fixes a regression in mplayer and OSD rendering in GLX mode (-vo vaapi:gl). The last change is a workaround to a driver bug/regression/undocumented change. In practise, this fixes some tearing with mplayer -vo vaapi:gl, for me.
[p]Or, pay for an OS.Just be patient or buy another card," Gwenolé added
Once again, this is not MS fanboy speaking but someone who is not pleased at all with the progress of ATI drivers in Linux. Please do not expect me to shell out $200 for ATI card that only uses 50% of the capabilities. Useless, absolutely useless.
I still think AMD is getting paid by MS to reduce or drag their feet in the Linux environment. Linux had a great chance to take a dominant role in the personal OS space when Vista came out. But with W7, there are too many checks for than against using that OS.
ATI needs 1 month to provide a driver update that VLC 1.1.1 will be able to use. The question is: is VLC 1.1.1 delayed because of ATI 10-7 or vice versa? I would like to test it, but no hotfix driver is out - so even on win they are absolutely clueless. Btw. you could certainly test nightly builds of VLC when you would have got the driver...
branch is usually next 1.1.x, trunk is 1.2. i only use trunk on linux however.