Status of ATI video on Ubuntu
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Thu Mar 19 14:46:04 UTC 2009
> A quick question for the community.
> What is the status of Open Source ATI drivers in Ubuntu? I don't really
> care at all about 3D acceleration in Linux, but care a great deal about
> video playback. In particular, the Vsync must be working (so there is
> no tearing in the playback) and scaling must be smooth (I know some ati
> drivers had issues with upscaled (fullscreen) videos being all blocky,
> like playing a DVD on HDTV without a decent upscaller.)
> Is this all working now or am I still beholden to Nvidia for my
I do a lot of video playback on my laptop with the radeon driver and I
don't see any trouble at all. From DVD as well as other video codecs.
They all look great and I have no problems with blockiness, etc.
(Personally, I wouldn't touch NVidia cards or drivers ever again.)
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