[clug] Choppy video on Dell XPS laptop / Ubuntu 10.04 (linux Digest, Vol 97, Issue 1, Message 1)

Miles Goodhew mgoodhew at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 02:57:04 MST 2011


On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 7:58 PM, Jim Croft <jim.croft at gmail.com> wrote:
> I get choppy video on my little EeePC as well, but assumed this was
> just lack of grunt and put up with it.

  Yeah, the older EeePCs used Intel GMAsomethingorother chips, which
just can't cope with video at that resolution. Some EeePCs were
supposed to come with the Broadcom CrystalHd decoder chip, but they
were disabled (or something - memory's cloudy). Newer ION-based Atom
netbooks should be able to do it and the aforementioned weirdo GMA500
(Atom Z-series chip suites, which are intended to go into PDAs/phones)
such-as in the Dell Mini-12 can "kind-of" do 1080P.


Miles Goodhew,
Executive Computer Scientist

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