I was wondering what the status with VDPAU and Xinerama was, and if there's any ETA on when this combination will be supported?
Reason I ask is that I was presented with the following error, when trying to play H.264 content. Despite the fact that VDPAU was supported nicely, using the latest drivers, and mplayer compiled without issues.
Matroska file format detected.
VIDEO: [avc1] 1904x1072 24bpp 23.976 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
VDPAU capture: Enabled
vdp_imp_device_create_x11(0x157d6a0, 0, -, -)
VDPAU nvidia: Error detected 0 5324
VDPAU nvidia: Backtrace:
--: /usr/lib/libvdpau_nvidia.so [0x7f8f108eb000] DSO load base
00: /usr/lib/libvdpau_nvidia.so [0x7f8f108f0348] vdp_imp_device_create_x11
[vdpau] Error when calling vdp_device_create_x11: 1
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
Normal invocation works fine, except that it somehow uses the ffmpeg libraries by default even though I used "--disable-x264"...
TwinView is not a viable solution for me, as I have one 17" and one 21" monitor. Both requiring different resolution and refresh rates. Using multiple X-servers lacks some of the functionality, to be an attractive solution.
So, what I'm left with right now is the option of spawning a whole new X-server for playing videos. With its own configuration. At least, I reckon that'll work. Hope that it won't be too long until Xinerama is supported by VDPAU though.