[MPlayer-DOCS] [PATCH] DOCS/tech/tearing.txt

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Thu Jun 30 11:06:16 CEST 2005

Wow, this patch sure got stuck in the queue for a long time...

On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 12:07:23AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 04:44:21PM +0200, Oded Shimon wrote:
> > What happens with tearing is that halfway through this process, the 
> > image changes - a very likely event. Because of this, the monitor 
> > displays the first half the first image, and the next half it shows the 
> > new image, thinking it's all the same image. The mistake will be 
> > "corrected" in the very next refresh, as then the entire screen will be 
> > the new image - too slow. Our eye already caught the mistake. With 
> > extremely high refresh rates (150hz+), tearing is practically 
> > unnoticeable.
> I'm not particularly fond of this paragraph.  It could be slightly clearer.
> Sorry for not being more specific right now..

I must admit I don't get the above paragraph 100%, can somebody
elaborate?  Rich?


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