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Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 with Radeon HD 4650 AGP video card, and i'm having issues with VDPAU. I installed every neccessary package from oibaf's PPA, and the VDPAU playback is working in mplayer, but occasionally i get artifacts and flickering, if i set it to fullscreen, the artifacts are more frequent. I'm experiencing the same with youtube videos with accelerated decoding. I tried multiple kernels, 3.11.0, 3.11.6 3.12-rc6, now 3.12-rc7 but no difference.
I backported it already in raring (and there is by default in saucy), the package doesn't build on older Ubuntu IIRC, which I'll drop soon anyway.
Please don't drop support for 12.04. A lot of us are still holding out the upgrade until 14.04 gets released and your PPA is pretty much the only easy and considerably safe access we have to the current graphics stack. So if it's technically feasible, please do wait until the next LTS release to drop 12.04 support.