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If I try to use vo=vdpau either in mplayer/smplayer, it dies. Results of trying to play Matroska mkv hi-def movies for different contents of /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf : Code: vo=vdpau, #vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffh264vdpau,ffodivxvdpau, ao=pulse, ...
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    Question mplayer dies on vdpau


    If I try to use vo=vdpau either in mplayer/smplayer, it dies.

    Results of trying to play Matroska mkv hi-def movies for different contents of /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf :
    Code:
    vo=vdpau,
    #vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffh264vdpau,ffodivxvdpau,
    ao=pulse,
    smplayer plays the movie
    mplayer does not even start

    Code:
    vo=vdpau,
    vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffh264vdpau,ffodivxvdpau,
    ao=pulse,
    smplayer stops with black screen
    mplayer does not even start

    Code:
    #vo=vdpau,
    #vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffh264vdpau,ffodivxvdpau,
    ao=pulse,
    smplayer plays fine
    mplayer won't start, as usual

    Log of SMplayer crash:
    pastebin.com/S4B3id1g

    smplayer plays regular avi files at all time.
    Mplayer plays nothing.

    What can I do to get the smplayer play in VDPAU mode? My card is Quadro NV140M (based on 8500GT).

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    What distribution+version of Linux are you running, and which nVidia driver are you running?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Linux 2.6.38-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue May 3 07:40:34 CEST 2011 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

    Nvidia driver version: 270.41.06

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    I'm wondering if this is related to your other post about being unable to shutdown/hibernate this system. Have you tried another distribution, such as Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I used to use Ubuntu a year ago before I became so fed up with it I went back to Windows. Playback was working fine on it but I can't remember if I ever used vdpau on it. Also, it was on a different laptop (Turion X2+nv go 6150)

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