[MPlayer-users] Videos won't play with "Unexpected decoder output format Planar YV12"

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon Nov 17 09:35:59 CET 2014

On 17.11.2014, at 09:25, Ian Finley <sterlingphoenix at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use mplayer as the video player on my front-end HTPC.
> Lately, I've started having problems with some videos. They work fine on
> other computers, just not that one. All my machines have the same version
> of mplayer installed (MPlayer SVN-r37313 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team)and the
> same configuration.
> When I play the videos on my HTPC, this is what happens in the terminal:
> [vdpau] Unexpected reinit, query_format called too often?
> [vdpau] Failed creating VDPAU decoder: A catch-all error, used when no
> other error code applies.
> FATAL: Cannot initialize video driver.

You're asking MPlayer to use VDPAU but that is not working on that computer

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