Originally Posted by Edna K.
try raising NUM_VIDEO_SURFACES_H264 in line 93 in vo_vdpau.c.
I set it to 32 this works best for me. Too low or too high values somehow produce choppy video playback on my machine.
Yeah, I had it set on 22, and couldn't open 1080p.
Strangest thing, I started not being able to even open 720p ones (error 23). Set it back to 17, recompiled, and still nothing. I rebooted and now not only I'm able to play 1080p, I'm also able to play some videos which even under the Windows driver I wasn't able (!).
I believe it was resource related?