Ticket #9111 (new defect)
2D video acceleration broken on Intel HD graphics
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The 2D video acceleration guest addition for Windows XP does not work with Intel HD graphics in an Ubuntu host. I am filing this bug here because I do not know if the problem is with the Intel/FreeDesktop GL driver or the way VirtualBox is using it. I will file a bug also at freedesktop.org and cross link the bugs.
It would be really helpful if someone from VirtualBox could (a) describe what GL commands are used by the 2D video acceleration feature and (b) suggest some easier test environment than what follows.
My use cases are with the Sony LocationFree player and the SlingPlayer plug-in for Firefox 4. Both of these require special server devices.
With the Intel driver version 7.7 there is an effect like you are watching the video through vertical strips of beveled glass and there are vertical slices of the video missing.
With driver versions 7.9devel, 7.10 and 7.11devel you simply get a white rectangle where the video should be.
The SlingPlayer plug in will work without video acceleration. LocationFree will not.
This problem has existed in at least the last three revisions of VirtualBox