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Is anyone running, or has anyone tried to run, vlc built from any of the vlc-2.0.* ebuilds? vlc-1.1.13 works fine for me, but 2.0. all freeze up. If I play a non-graphical file (mp3) it works fine, but anything graphical (flv, mp4, webm) results in the app freezing and the first frame and it burning the CPU and 100% until I kill it with kill -9.
Curious if others are having similar experiences, or if it is unique to my system. I'm running amd64 Gentoo with software (mesa) rendering and the free ati drivers.
It would appear the problem is OpenGL related. The videos play in X11 and SDL video output modes, but freeze up in the default and OpenGL GLX modes. My guess is that the 2.0.* series switches the default mode from X11 to OpenGL, and so I did not notice the problem before.
Unfortunately, VLC does not report any errors when the video freezes up under OpenGL mode, so I don't have any clear idea of what the problem is. So, I guess the problem is solved within tolerable satisfaction, though now I'm curious if there is anything wrong with my OpenGL configuration. Here is some of my OpenGL / GLX information: