Bug#617940: mplayer: Error message 'Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so'

Dominique Brazziel dbrazziel at snet.net
Sat Mar 12 18:28:56 UTC 2011

Package: mplayer
Version: 2:1.0~rc4.dfsg1-1
Severity: normal

    If no video driver is specified either on the command line or in
gnome-mplayer preferences there is an error message:

    Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: 
    cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This just started after upgrade to 1.0~rc4.dfsg1-1 from 1.0~rc3.
Systems affected have Intel graphics adapters and the nvidia-vdpau 
drivers are not installed.  It seems that rc4 was built with 
default video driver 'vdpau' configured.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-interactive-5-atom (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mplayer depends on:
ii  libaa1                 1.4p5-38          ascii art library
ii  libasound2             1.0.23-2.1        shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libaudio2              1.9.2-4           Network Audio System - shared libr
ii  libavcodec52           4:0.6.1-5         FFmpeg codec library
ii  libavformat52          4:0.6.1-5         FFmpeg file format library
ii  libavutil50            4:0.6.1-5         FFmpeg utility library
ii  libc6                  2.11.2-11         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcaca0               0.99.beta17-1     colour ASCII art library
ii  libcdparanoia0         3.10.2+debian-10  audio extraction tool for sampling
ii  libdca0                0.0.5-3           decoding library for DTS Coherent 
ii  libdirectfb-1.2-9        direct frame buffer graphics - sha
ii  libdvdnav4             4.1.3-7           DVD navigation library
ii  libdvdread4            4.1.3-10          library for reading DVDs
ii  libenca0               1.13-3            Extremely Naive Charset Analyser -
ii  libesd0                0.2.41-8          Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libfontconfig1         2.8.0-2.1         generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.4.4-1           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfribidi0            0.19.2-1          Free Implementation of the Unicode
ii  libgcc1                1:4.4.5-12        GCC support library
ii  libgif4                4.1.6-9           library for GIF images (library)
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl 7.7.1-4           A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libjack0 [libjack-0.11 1:0.118+svn3796-8 JACK Audio Connection Kit (librari
ii  libjpeg62              6b1-1             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  liblircclient0         0.8.3-5           infra-red remote control support -
ii  liblzo2-2              2.03-2            data compression library
ii  libncurses5            5.7+20100313-5    shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libogg0                1.2.0~dfsg-1      Ogg bitstream library
ii  libopenal1             1:1.12.854-2      Software implementation of the Ope
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.44-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libpostproc51          4:0.6.1-5         FFmpeg video postprocessing librar
ii  libpulse0              0.9.21-4          PulseAudio client libraries
ii  libsdl1.2debian        1.2.14-6.1        Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libsmbclient           2:3.5.6~dfsg-5    shared library for communication w
ii  libspeex1              1.2~rc1-1         The Speex codec runtime library
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.5-12          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libsvga1               1:1.4.3-30        console SVGA display libraries
ii  libswscale0            4:0.6.1-5         FFmpeg video scaling library
ii  libtheora0             1.1.1+dfsg.1-3    The Theora Video Compression Codec
ii  libvdpau1              0.4.1-2           Video Decode and Presentation API 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.4.1-5         X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6               2:1.2.0-2         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.1.1-1         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxt6                 1:1.0.9-2         X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  libxv1                 2:1.0.6-1         X11 Video extension library
ii  libxvmc1               2:1.0.6-1         X11 Video extension library
ii  libxxf86dga1           2:1.1.2-1         X11 Direct Graphics Access extensi
ii  libxxf86vm1            1:1.1.1-1         X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
ii  zlib1g                 1:  compression library - runtime

mplayer recommends no packages.

Versions of packages mplayer suggests:
ii  bzip2                 1.0.5-6            high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  fontconfig            2.8.0-2.1          generic font configuration library
ii  fping                 2.4b2-to-ipv6-16.1 sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to
pn  mplayer-doc           <none>             (no description available)
ii  ttf-freefont          20100919-1         Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono True

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