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#1 2012-10-11 14:04:39

indianahorst
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Registered: 2008-08-23
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[VLC] Crashes after loading video file

Hello,

yesterday I updated my system via pacman -Syu and today I noticed that VLC stopped working. It crashes everytime when I start playing a video file:

$ vlc
VLC media player 2.0.3 Twoflower (revision 2.0.2-93-g77aa89e)
[0x1b96038] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
libva info: VA-API version 0.33.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_33
Floating point exception
$

Any hints?

Edit: I should mention that smplayer plays the same video file without problems.

Last edited by indianahorst (2012-10-11 14:10:08)

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#2 2012-10-13 17:06:23

Baraclese
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

Try deleting $HOME/.config/vlc/vlc-qt-interface.conf. I once had a similar problem where I couldn't open VLC because of a corrupt geometry setting in that file.

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#3 2012-10-13 18:21:39

ThatNerd2049
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Registered: 2012-07-08
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

I also have this problem.

I tried removing vlc-qt-interface.conf and downgrading vlc back to the last version but this is still happening. Its worth noting that I am using the same video driver as indianahorst. Since its not the new version of vlc causing the problem it could very well be a problem with the nvidia driver or maybe one of vlc's dependencies?

If you managed to fix this please let me know how you did it.

Last edited by ThatNerd2049 (2012-10-13 18:31:16)

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#4 2012-10-14 12:20:29

Harald
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

I'm having the same issue, it has to do with the video acceleration on the gpu. My video card is older G-Force 6200SE (I believe, can't remember that clearly, it's old tongue ) so it probably doesn't properly support it.

To work around it in VLC without uninstalling anything, go to

Tools [VLC main menu] > Preferences > Input & Codecs [side tab] 

and disable the first option "Use GPU accelerated decoding". Your vlc will play fine again after that.

If you find another solution please do let me know as well. smile

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#5 2012-10-14 15:34:19

ThatNerd2049
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

Disabling GPU acceleration does work but I'm fairly sure I had that enabled before with no problems. At the moment I'm messing around with ffmpeg since I notice that the videos that would not work seem to use it.

Also I'm using a GeForce 6800 GS which is a rather old card. About 8 years old I think. It would suck if it turns out they just dropped support for our cards.

Is indianahorst using a GeForce 6 series card too?

Last edited by ThatNerd2049 (2012-10-14 16:00:47)

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#6 2012-10-15 20:42:32

Harald
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

it probably is the case, contrary to what it says on wikipedia 304.xx and not 310.xx will be the last driver that supports the 6 series and our current driver is at 304. (reference: www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTE3MDA )

Time for a new video card I guess smile

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#7 2012-10-17 13:36:49

indianahorst
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

ThatNerd2049 wrote:

Is indianahorst using a GeForce 6 series card too?

No, I'm using a Geforce 7050 onboard IGP. In the related wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_7_ … ed_support it is stated that support will end with version 310.xx.

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#8 2012-10-17 18:23:07

Harald
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

that's still in line with the phoronix link I posted (series 6+7)

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#9 2012-11-17 18:47:38

boomshalek
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

Same Problem with 8400GS G98
My Thread

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#10 2012-11-29 17:22:04

boast
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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

Same problem here. Is it caused by the 310 driver?


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#11 2012-12-03 21:38:33

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Re: [VLC] Crashes after loading video file

Same problem on nvidia 304. It appears when I try to play a video file with xbmc.

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