Originally Posted by laceration
edit: I got this to work when I set demuxer=mpegts. Then it would crash in fullscreen so I tried vo=xv and all is well. Vdpau has never worked for me. I have a 8500GT.
I would suppose, this is a different story. This thread describes the situation, when vdpau works properly with previous nvidia-drivers (<260.19.04), but it does not work anymore after upgrade to 260.19.x.
When vdpau has never worked on your system, it is not the case... and the reason is likely also something else but the newer nvidia-driver.