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@ arch64 hd4850 188.8.131.52:
I have just installed mplayer-vaapi-pulse (from aur) and theres no flickering at all (on fullscreen ofcourse), colours seems fine, subtitles are working (on smplayer)!
On every video file ive tested/got - rmvb, mov, divx, xvid, h264!
libva: libva version 0.31.0-sds5
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/va/drivers/fglrx_drv_video.so
libva: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA API version: 0.31
vainfo: Driver version: Splitted-Desktop Systems XvBA backend for VA API - 0.6.9
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
VAProfileMPEG2Simple : VAEntrypointIDCT
VAProfileMPEG2Main : VAEntrypointIDCT
VAProfileH264High : VAEntrypointVLD
VAProfileVC1Advanced : VAEntrypointVLD
mplayer -vo vaapi:gl -va vaapi file.avi
or with smplayer you need to specify own video output as: vaapi:gl
Now thats a surprise! Great!
As timong wrote - its not working on hes 5650 mobility so it probably doesnt work with whole 5xxx line.
Plus - when v-sync is enabled games are finally fast!
Good job ATI! =P
Ps. i have also installed: libva-sds and xvba-video (from aur)
You make it sound like we're being ungrateful for AMD's decisions to show the rest of us the middle finger.
Sorry AMD! We're really terribly sorry that we're not using the outdated, crap distros you're supporting officially.
Please continue to support specific distros only instead of Linux in general. It makes all our lives easier and generates more love towards you by every Linux user.
Well if it takes a little more work to update their main general Linux distro installer than it does to release a DEB package, that could be why. Things of course shouldn't be this way though, like if there was, oh, packaging/installation STANDARDS.