Bug#420281: xserver-xorg-video-intel: xv playback crashes X server
> Yes, please apply those patches.
These patches didn't get applied upstream and I am not even sure they
got reviewed by the maintainer of the Intel driver. It looks like they
fix a crash, but  says that the XV overlay is always on LVDS (while
it was always to VGA before). So even if they improve things, they don't
look very good to me.
I would rather at least wait for upstream's opinion before applying