Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 385461
Broken playback over XVideo extension
Last modified: 2018-04-11 03:54:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Current version of driver & xorg xserver has very low usability - playback over
xvideo extension is not possible - also gl surface with mplayer locks the machine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
run mplayer -vo xv
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 260351 [details]
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200270 ***
Created attachment 264691 [details]
please, don't compress the stuff -- it is harder to work with it.
Can fully reproduce here with ATI Technologies Inc RV380 [Radeon X600].
Created attachment 264721 [details]
my own Xorg.0.log
Created attachment 264731 [details]
Xorg configuration file
Just for the case it would be contain anything useful I'm attaching also my
configuration for Xorg.
As Matej suggested - I've tested the video playback with Totem &
gstreamer-properties Xv settings and this seems to be working properly. I'll do
more tests later with compiled players (mplayer/avifile) by myself to give more
comments. (As my Xv problem might be possibly some issue of mplayer rpm)
Anyway still applies my problem with Xorg crash while I've tried to -vo gl
surface and mplayer.
I've checked compilation of mplayer from SVN - and even this fresh build
couldn't open Xv rendering - on the other hand - rendering via SDL Xv seems to
work well. Unfortunately I cannot test avifile as the Qt3 seems to be broken at
However - the last commit to Xv output in mplayer is dated 28.Aug and that was
even some minor cosmetic header file change - so I'm not sure, if it's the real
bug of mplayer - or something changed in the Xv interface and requires
modification in the mplayer's code.
OK, so the conclusion is that there are two issue we should deal with (sorry,
mplayer is off-topic in this bugzilla):
a) using gl video crashes X server,
b) my problem with video being black in totem
Do you see anything else? I will probably split my bug into the separate one.
Adding more details - I'm running default metacity window manager and I'm not
using compiz or any other 3D application (at least none I would know about)
Update - with current version of Xorg
the xv rendering surface works ok in mplayer - the bug could be probably closed.