Hi 5schatten ,
I did test the different hardware today, below are my findings:
Good news : it works on AMD/ATI and Intel gpu's.
What did i use: Libreelec RR-20190614 with linux 5.1.9. kernal and Xorg 3.3 Mesa 19.1.0.
This is a test for the TearFree option in the Radeon driver, when the Chrome browser is used to play a video.
I thas nothing to do with kodi playing video, that was already tearfree for all hardware.
Asus K52J , CPU: intel i3-M350,
GPU: AMD Cedar RV810 (HD5430)
This video : YouTube tears like hell in the chrome browser, the build-in version and the add-on version.
With the Option "TearFree" "on" the tearing has gone !!
Hp compaq 8510p, CPU core2 duo T7500,
GPU: AMD RV630 (HD2600 mobile)
TearFree fixes the problem here too.
Acer 5732z, CPU Pentium dual core T4400
GPU: AMD RV710
Problem fixed with TearFree on.
Dell Latitude E6320, CPU i5-2520M
GPU: Mesa DRI Intel SandyBridge mobile (this is an Intel GPU)
Needs a different Xorg.conf file, the one in post #1702 does the trick !!
Tearing is gone !!
HP DV9700, CPU Core2duo T7250,
GPU: Geforce 8600M Nvidia (this is not a AMD nore INTEL)
OpenGL driver: 3.3.0. Nvidia 340.107
I could not get this driver to switch on hardware acceleration in chrome (type chrome://gpu in the browser search bar to check)
Playing video was lagging, stuttering and tearing.
Make sure to make a full libreelec backup, and save it on a usb stick before you start messing with the Xorg.conf file.
If you make a mistake, Xorg will not start, and kodi UI will not show.
I hope this helps...
You could test if this xorg.conf solves the Nvidia tearing too https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/nvidia/troubleshooting#avoid_screen_tearing
5schatten when will you update to kodi 18.3 there is an annoying bug fixed in 18.3
On my odroid N2 wich is running CE 18.3 the aspect ratio media flags are not removed anymore after playing a library video file.
The master branch was bumped to 9.80 so I have to wait until addons have been build for the latest LE version too. I thought about rebasing on Le 9.2 too but this branch is missing the Amlogic project files and I'll receive a Khadas Vim3 soon for tests so this is not a valid solution.