raymerjacque wrote:when you say good stuff for intel i assume you talking about the intel HD gfx chips ? and can you be a bit more specific ?
Cause intel HD gfx really sucks in linux and i see no options at all to install a better driver, or not that i could find, is there much improvement on that front ?
I don't remember. I read an article somewhere that I have since forgotten the specifics of. Probably I should have posted the link to one of the articles I read, but I lazy.
I have not had any difficulty playing video on my Sandy Bridge, Celeron-powered desktop, but I only use standard or enhanced def, not 720p or 1080p. There are some intel drivers one should download. I forget the specifics of that, too. I always have to google the article. I use VLC as a video player and spent quite a long time configuring it until everything was just the way I like. Probably the biggest strength and weakness of VLC are its many options, making it difficult to find some options, important ones like "disable screensaver when watching video," and "offload graphics processing to gpu". But I found that XBMC would crash the entire system all the time, so I opted for VLC. Mplayer I don't think is being developed very much and my favorite front-end GUI for Mplayer, SMplayer, went the ad-ware route in 2013. I think they signed a contract with Ask.com or some similar outfit to autoinstall the Ask search toolbar in Firefox. Yuck-o. That made me switch to VLC for Linux and MPC for Windows.
My desktop runs 64-bit Linux Mint XFCE, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Xfce, my secondary htpc runs 64-bit Xubuntu, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, my laptop runs 64-bit Xubuntu.