Originally Posted by Stephen Warren
I have a very hard time believing that either the driver update did not affect the hang, or that the MPlayer patches did. Are you sure that you were actually using the new driver once you installed it and before you upgraded MPlayer?
Your disbelief is well-founded, because I mispoke earlier. I did not see the hang after installing the new drivers. I still had the backtraces with VDPAU_TRACE=1, but no hang. After installing the new mplayer, the backtraces were replaced with the error messages. Sorry about the misinformation.