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Old 09-14-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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No video output in vlc / mplayer / xine, worked before


Hi,

I am running debian jessie and for some reason I am unable to get video output in any of my video players. I am trying to play files which worked before, but I just get audio now.

I already re-installed the nvidia driver but that didn't seem to do anything.
I am running the proprietary version from the nvidia website, not the one from the repositories as I needed a more upto date driver. I am currently running version 384.69 and a GTX 970 video card.

commandline output from mplayer seems normal:
Code:
Playing video.avi.
Detected file format: AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) (libavformat)
[lavf] stream 0: video (mpeg4), -vid 0
[lavf] stream 1: audio (mp3), -aid 0
Clip info:
 encoder: transcode-1.0.4
Load subtitles in .
Selected video codec: MPEG-4 part 2 [libavcodec]
Selected audio codec: MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 layers I, II, III [mpg123]
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 128.0 kbit/8.33% (ratio: 16000->192000)
AO: [pulse] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Starting playback...
VIDEO:  624x352  23.976 fps    0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kB/s)
VO: [vdpau] 624x352 => 624x352 Planar YV12 
[vdpau] Got display refresh rate 60.000 Hz.
[vdpau] If that value looks wrong give the -vo vdpau:fps=X suboption manually.
A:   2.0 V:   2.0 A-V: -0.000 ct: -0.024   0/  0  0%  1%

Xine output:
Code:
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.9.
(c) 2000-2014 The xine Team.
vo_vdpau: vdpau API version : 1
vo_vdpau: vdpau implementation description : NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library  384.69  Wed Aug 16 19:38:45 PDT 2017
vo_vdpau: maximum video surface size for chroma type 4:2:2 is 4096x4096
vo_vdpau: maximum video surface size for chroma type 4:2:0 is 4096x4096
vo_vdpau: maximum output surface size is 16384x16384
vo_vdpau: hold a maximum of 10 video output surfaces for reuse
vo_vdpau: using 3 output surfaces of size 5760x1080 for display queue
vdpau_set_property: property=1, value=0
vo_vdpau: deinterlace: none
vo_vdpau: set_scaling_level=0
vo_vdpau: enabled features: inverse_telecine=0
vo_vdpau: disable noise reduction.
vo_vdpau: disable sharpness.
vo_vdpau: skip_chroma = 0

Vlc is the only one that gives an error, I tried googling but didn't get far...
Code:
VLC media player 2.2.6 Umbrella (revision 2.2.6-0-g1aae78981c)
[0000000001574118] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[00007f56a8c1a718] vdpau_avcodec generic error: unsupported codec 13 or profile -1
Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this problem? I guess something must have broken after an update as things used to work before. It has however been a while since I watched a movie on this machine, so I have no idea what changed in between.

Any help would be highly appreciated,

Antiro
 
Old 09-14-2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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Can you boot to some live media and see if it can correctly use the files or can you move the files to a usb and try it on some other linux system?

Was there some change before the files stopped working? Did you update video because of this issue?
 
Old 09-15-2017, 04:10 AM   #3
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Can you boot to some live media and see if it can correctly use the files or can you move the files to a usb and try it on some other linux system?

Was there some change before the files stopped working? Did you update video because of this issue?
Hi,

I can play the files on my laptop. I updated the video drivers to test if that would fix the problem. It has however been a while since I watched video on this machine, hence it might have also been several updates (of both video drivers and the rest of the system) since it worked. I can play high end games on the machine, it is purely the video playback that causes problems.

I'll try reverting to the nvidia drivers from the repository later today, maybe that will work. (found out that there are pretty recent drivers in the jessie-backports repository)

Cheers,

antiro
 
Old 09-15-2017, 01:48 PM   #4
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i don't understand why mplayer doesn't complain, and i'm not familiar enough with the other two.
could you try installing mpv and post its output?

are you using an nvidia gpu? proprietary driver?
 
Old 09-16-2017, 05:38 AM   #5
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i don't understand why mplayer doesn't complain, and i'm not familiar enough with the other two.
could you try installing mpv and post its output?

are you using an nvidia gpu? proprietary driver?
As stated at the top of my original post (emphasis added):
Quote:
I already re-installed the nvidia driver but that didn't seem to do anything.
I am running the proprietary version from the nvidia website, not the one from the repositories as I needed a more upto date driver. I am currently running version 384.69 and a GTX 970 video card.
I didn't get to installing the version from the repo's yesterday, will see if I have time later today. If that doesn't work, I'll also check what mpv reports.
 
Old 09-16-2017, 06:04 AM   #6
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I had the exact same problem yesterday. VLC stopped showing video after I installed a new video card (Asus GT710). I googled around and found that I'm not alone with this problem. Among many solutions I chose the following:
1) Disabled the NVIDIA binary driver
2) In VLC, Tools > Preferences > Video I changed Output to X11 video output (XCB)
and it worked like a charm.
 
Old 09-16-2017, 08:11 AM   #7
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After reverting to the nvidia driver from the jessie backports repository everything works again.
I do not know what the difference is (except from the fact that it is a slightly more outdated version).
I expect it has something to do with he vdpau libs....

for now, I'm happy it is working again.

Thanks to everyone who tried to help!
 
Old 09-18-2017, 08:30 AM   #8
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It's so easy, i know you just resolved but maybe someone will need more information: just go to Tools > Preferences > Video: set "Output" to "OpenGL GLX video output (XCB)" and restart.
 
Old 09-18-2017, 08:52 AM   #9
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