Bug#847701: kodi: Movie player unusable with libva error

Bálint Réczey balint at balintreczey.hu
Wed Jan 11 19:54:20 UTC 2017

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Hi Leandro,

2016-12-10 23:40 GMT+01:00 Leandro Noferini <lnoferin at cybervalley.org>:
> Sebastian Ramacher <sramacher at debian.org> writes:
> [...]
>>>    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor
>>>    D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if
>>>    00 [VGA controller])
>>>            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Atom Processor
>>>         D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
>>>         Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
>>>         Memory at e0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
>>>            I/O ports at 20c0 [size=8]
>>>            Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
>>>            Memory at e0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
>>>         [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
>>>            Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
>>>            Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
>>>            Kernel driver in use: i915
>>>            Kernel modules: i915
>> I don't think that your GPU is supported by i965-va-driver. So using the VA API
>> rendering engine won't work for you.
> Yes, the module is the i915. Also disabling all the acceleration engines
> the player does not work.

Please disable both VDPAU and VAAPI and try playing a low resolution video
file. If it does not work please attach kodi's log and detail how it failed.

> So with this GPU this version of kodi is unusable?

Most likely kodi is usable but video decoding will be slow thus you
can watch only
low resolution videos (max ~720p) or videos which can use fast codecs for


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