Bug#672972: Wheezy: VLC player can't play videos

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue May 15 06:38:31 UTC 2012

On Mon, 14 May 2012 22:15:06 -0700 (PDT), T Elcor <telcor at yahoo.com>
> Package: vlc                             
> Version: 2.0.1-4+b1
> For some reason VLC player refuses to play video files. It starts up,
> shows the first frame of the video but doesn't play it further. What's
> strange, KDE DragonPlayer plays the same videos fine and I believe
> DragonPlayer relies on VLC libraries to play videos. 
> $ vlc --ffmpeg-threads 1  file:///some/file/name.mp4
> VLC media player 2.0.1 Twoflower (revision 2.0.1-0-gf432547)
> [0x21ab108] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use
> 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
> [0x263a7d8] xcb_xv vout display error: no available XVideo adaptor
> [0x7f8b90d94d28] freetype spu text error: Breaking unbreakable line 

It looks like:
- You have forced the XVideo video output in the preferences,
- Your system does not support XVideo.

Not much VLC can do then. Reset the VLC video output to default, or get a
better X.org display driver.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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