No such luck here. I suspect that the mkv container is the reason for those (including myself) who are crashing on line 826.
Stephen: Able to shed any light here?
Edit: I just converted a mkv to avi using menconder:
mencoder /tmp/movie.mkv -nosound -ovc copy -o /tmp/test.avi
When played with vdpau, same thing happens... crash at 826. So I guess it's not container related?