Finally, a fix for tearing video

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]