I’ve been battling with a video tearing issue on my Linux HTPC for the past few weeks. This morning I finally found an answer that works.
Yeah, its a problem with the intel driver… a workaround for mplayer is:
Run xvinfo to find the overlay port, mine looks like this:
Adaptor #1: “Intel(R) Video Overlay”
number of ports: 1
port base: 79
mplayer -vo xv:port=[portnumber goes here]