Originally Posted by tji
The error message I saw was in the GUI, it was just a basic "playback failed" message. I looked in the log file, and found some logs that look relevant:
2009-05-18 18:58:51.615 VDPAU Error: Picture format has changed.
You could try latest MPlayer svn: Its first error message (if there are any) should answer the question if it is a memory problem.