nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (965 KB)
Nothing really noteworthy, the driver seems to be in place correctly.
I had the same feeling.
BTW, I got error messages;
VLC media player 3.0.5 Vetinari (revision 3.0.5-1-0-g653c0c1ca8)
[0000000001505dd0] skins2 interface: skin: subX author: Martin Poehlmann
[0000000001ca1850] avcodec decoder: Using NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library 415.25 Wed Dec 12 09:59:49 CST 2018 for hardware decoding
[0000000001ca1850] avcodec decoder error: hardware acceleration picture allocation failed
[h264 @ 0x1cf2e40] get_buffer() failed
[h264 @ 0x1cf2e40] thread_get_buffer() failed
[h264 @ 0x1cf2e40] decode_slice_header error
[h264 @ 0x1cf2e40] no frame!
Google showed me many solutions, but to no avail.
Yes, that error message doesn’t really say anything but ‘doesn’t work’.
Maybe try playing the video with mpv --hwdec=vdpau --vo=vdpau video.mp4 to rule out if it’s a vlc specific issue.
mpv --hwdec=vdpau --vo=vdpau video.mp4
This works perfectly.
That is, my prblem is specific to vlc?
I saw the such a bug report on tke vlc’s web.
But, it said that the problem was fixed…
I find it a bit weird, like said vlc 3.0.4 works with the 415.25 driver on my system. So this seems to be specific to vlc on your system. Differences to mine are, I’m running kernel 4.19 + Xorg 1.20.