Originally Posted by Stephen Warren
The errors you posted all appear to be regular MPlayer/ffmpeg messages; nothing to do with VDPAU. Does the stream play OK using the ffmpeg SW decoder?
All DVB-S2 H.264 channels I've got access to play ok with the lavf demuxer and ffmpeg codexes, either with mplayer or ffplay. Although not perfect as the CPU on my test-system is too weak to handle HD with no hardware assist.
Also note that it is the identification of H.264 by the demuxer that fails in my case, not vdpau output. Mplayer's default demultiplexer as used in the examples in the patch-readme identifies DVB-S2/H.264 streams as MPEG1/2.