The #0 Intel Textured does seem to give better quality video - problems with Sprite its only noticeable in low-light situations where there isnt much contrast in the image. you see lots of blocky encoding artefacts around the edges. Intel Sprite is much smoother though, and that is more comfortable to watch.amethyst_igor wrote:
That works OK on my Celeron for some video files, but not all. The poor little Smelleron just doesn't have the horsepower. There are three optimal flavors: xv, Intel Sprite, and Intel Textured, with the latter ones looking better and requiring more cpu. The reason textured causes stuttering is because the cpu has to work more to achieve that textured look. I dropped back to xv for the Smelleron, because it coughed and wheezed on some 1080p files. With your i5 (I think it is?) you should be fine, but if not you can unleash the power of vaapi.
It would be great to get the better quality and keep the smoothness, however. The laptop is an i5 with 4GB RAM and in all other aspects is very quick.
do you have any suggestions of what i should try to get vaapi working?