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Note the date on that post - February 22nd, 2006. More than 2-1/2 years ago.
I use the "proprietary" ATI drivers for my integrated video card, and I've never had any problems with them. My suggestion, which isn't the most popular, it to just use what works, and use the ATI-provided drivers.
I never messed about with configuring X on a Fedora install (when I used to run it), simply because it usually had no qualms when it came to auto-detecting and automagically configuring my video card.
The proprietary fglrx ATI driver is currently the best choice. The problem you described is a known bug with fedora. See, for example, here https://bugs.launchpad.net/fedora/+bug/111257 It also suggests some workarounds that might work for you. With MPlayer you can also use -vo x11 option to watch movies.