UPDATE TO: My experiences with Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit and XBMC v11.0 Eden Beta 3

Today after I got home from work I immediately sat down to work on my HTPC box again. Why because I’m stubborn thats why. So I just into Unity 2d open a terminal and out of habit more then anything I ran:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Would you look at that XBMC v11.0 Eden RC1! So I fired up the new XBMC and immediately start a 1080p video and its seemless. Seems that maybe I was wrong and it wasn’t Unity after all.

Now to remove my video source and re-add it. /crosses fingers

this is an addendum to: update to this post

Real time update: So its been about an hour and 720p is tearing again. So that means back to the drawing board yet again.

Running XBMC as the GUI eliminates stuttering and tearing. Since I want to be able to drop to a desktop this is not a good solution. So I have installed XFCE for my desktop environment. This has fixed the stuttering and tearing. The new version of xbmc however has not has not fixed the library issue I have been having. I guess it’s time to post on the XBMC forums.