I wonder if someone could help me with an advice...
I have a Radeon X800Pro and my system is Mandriva 2008.0. Finally, after some struggle and with major help from this forum users, I managed to install AMD/ATI's drivers ver. 8.1 (AKA 8.45.4) on my new kernel
System is working well now and I have direct rendering. The only problem I've noticed is when I'm watching movies on Kaffeine (ver. 0.8.6; xine-lib version 126.96.36.199) - the picture sometimes "jitters". It's generally not a problem when using SMPlayer (ver. 0.5.62; mplayer ver. 1.0-1.rc1.20plf2008.0-4.2.1). Now, I did some research and read man pages of website-stories (especially forum-stories ) and found out, that it might be the problem with the driver. I now know there are many types of overlays, which can make video playing smoother and produce more or less CPU-load, and the major two, AFAIK, are OpenGLOverlay and Xvideo. My question is: which one is better?
Linux Felipe 2.6.24-rt1 #3 PREEMPT Mon Jan 28 21:21:12 CET 2008 i686 AMD Athlon(TM) XP 3200+ GNU/Linux
I forced my driver to use Xvideo at the moment by passing the argument
and changing settings for both, SMPlayer and Kaffeine (xine), to xv driver. All seems to work well at the moment, but I'm wondering whether OpenGLO isn't better option. Anyone have some experience with this? Which one would you advice?
Thx in advance