Re: xorg-server 1.5.0/177.70 - xvideo tearing
Using xine in the meantime is a temporary solution. In the xine menu there is a sync to vblank option (enabled by default for me) which stops the tearing. mplayer has a similar option enabled by default, but it doesn't seem to work, so maybe they don't use the same method.
The rest of xorg 7.4 hit the tree today, but after an update I still have the same problem.