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Ticket #10721: mythfrontend cannot play videos using vaapi
#10721: mythfrontend cannot play videos using vaapi
Reporter: Martin Konopka | Type: Bug Report -
<martin.konopka@…> | General
Status: new | Priority: minor
Milestone: unknown | Component: MythTV - Video
Version: 0.25-fixes | Playback
Keywords: vaapi amd | Severity: medium
| Ticket locked: 0
Using mythfrontend v0.25-84-g9ccfac1 playback of HD videos and livetv
doesn't work with vaapi.

Output of vainfo:

libva: VA-API version 0.32.0
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri/
libva: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA-API version: 0.32 (libva 1.0.15)
vainfo: Driver version: Splitted-Desktop Systems XvBA backend for VA-API -
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints
VAProfileH264High : VAEntrypointVLD
VAProfileVC1Advanced : VAEntrypointVLD

Output of the mythfrontend logs:

E CoreContext vaapicontext.cpp:311 (CreateDisplay) VAAPI: Invalid display
E CoreContext videoout_openglvaapi.cpp:145 (CreateVAAPIContext)
VidOutGLVAAPI: Failed to create VAAPI context.

This happens on ubuntu 12.04 with the fglrx driver (8.960) provided by the

The same bug was already reported here:

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