[MPlayer-users] Acceleration works in xbmc, not in mplayer

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 17:54:55 CEST 2014

>>>> I'm using a Gigabyte Brix 2807 and video is accelerated in xbmc with
>>>> VAAPI but not in mplayer (or vlc).  What could I be missing?  I'm on
>>>> Gentoo.
>>> Hi Grant
>>> mplayer doesn't support VAAPI, only VDPAU. There is a project,
>>> vdpau-va-gl, which provides VDPAU support using a VAAPI backend, this
>>> is then usable by mplayer to provide acceleration.
>> Thanks Tom.  I have vdpau-va-gl installed.  How should I invoke
>> mplayer so that it is put to use?
> something along the lines of
> -vc ffh264vdpau -vo vdpau
> this is useful for testing at least, for regular use the documentation should contain a better variant I think.

When I do that, I get:

Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_i965.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
[vdpau] Error when calling vdp_device_create_x11: 1
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.

- Grant

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