Bug#604687: vlc: xvideo output not working on powerbook (radeon video card, powerpc)

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Oct 11 20:31:54 UTC 2011

Le mardi 11 octobre 2011 00:40:31 Jörg Sommer, vous avez écrit :
> I've an iBook G4 (PowerPC) with a Redeon card and I'm seeing this
> message, too. Running vlc with -vvv gives me these messages:
> [0x10676a18] xcb_xv generic debug: connected to X11.0 server
> [0x10676a18] xcb_xv generic debug:  vendor : The X.Org Foundation
> [0x10676a18] xcb_xv generic debug:  version: 11101000
> [0x1067be60] xdg_screensaver inhibit debug: started xdg-screensaver (PID =
> 18954) [0x10676a18] xcb_xv generic debug: using screen 0xfb
> [0x10676a18] xcb_xv generic debug: using XVideo extension v2.2
> [0x10676a18] xcb_xv generic error: no available XVideo adaptor
> Which information do you need to further investigate this bug?

This is really weird. VLC detects XVideo support but silently fails to detect 
any adaptor. With regards to the xvinfo.txt you provided and that xvideo-
adapter is NOT set in the VLC configuartion, this would mean that querying 
image formats fails.

If possible, it would be interesting to see if Debian x86 VLC is able to use 
XVideo on your PowerPC system through X11 or SSH export display.

Otherwise, I have no ideas other than stepping through the code to see why 
it's ignoring XVideo.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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