[MPlayer-users] Issues with -vc ff*vdpau and -vc ff*vdpauold

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 1 13:54:42 CET 2014

On Sat, 1 Nov 2014 13:50:12 +0100
Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:

> On 31.10.2014, at 23:07, Ilja Sekler <ilja_sekler_ at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > there were some VDPAU related changes in FFmpeg last month, since then I
> > get the warning from
> > 
> > http://git.videolan.org/?p=ffmpeg.git;a=commitdiff;h=ec6a855b3a6b87f3415cc4ecfc685bd2eefc6a80
> > 
> > every time I play a video in MPlayer using -vc ff*vdpau. This might be a
> > purely cosmetical issue, but who knows...
> Fixed, though it too is an FFmpeg API change that was not announced.
> > Worse things happen with ffodivxvdpau as some of my DX50 encoded files
> > aren't playable when using this decoder anymore. The video window is
> > black and "Unexpected decoder output format Planar YV12" is printed for
> > each frame. "hedgehog_in_the_fog.avi" (the first 5 MiB of the video) and
> > "hedgehog_in_the_fog.txt" are uploaded to incoming, the related
> > gzip-compressed shortened verbose console output is attached.
> This is an undocumented and completely unnecessary API change, patch sent to FFmpeg.
> The ffodivxvdpauold crash is due to a clear bug in FFmpeg, patch also sent.
> Yes, the FFmpeg VDPAU code is a bugfest that has new errors every time someone touches it since it has 0 test coverage.

I see two problems here:
1. MPlayer insisting on using the old API (but only sometimes?)
2. VLC developer doing whatever he pleases on the Libav side

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