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Old 8th August 2017, 02:13 AM
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Exclamation Bizzare problem with video playback after nvidia proprietary driver install

As the name suggests i am having a really bezare problem after installing the nvidia proprietary drivers.

none of my media players are playing video sound yes but no video.
vlc keeps telling me my codecs arnt there so i tried
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sudo dnf remove vlc
sudo dnf install vlc
rebboted and stilll nothing is working am i going mad or am i overlooking the obvious

my system is runniing Fedora 26 with KDE

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KDE Plasma Version: 5.10.4
KDE Framework Version: 5.36.0
Qt Version: 5.7.1

Kernel Version: 4.11.11-300.fc26.x86_64
OS Type: 64 Bit

Processors 2 x Intel Pentium D CPU @ 3.40GHz
2.0 GB of DDR2 RAM

GPU: GeForce GT 640 OEM With the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.135-patched-kernel-4.11-v2.run driver installed and running
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Old 8th August 2017, 01:49 PM
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Re: Bezare problem with video playback after nvidia proprietary driver install

I would try with mpv and see if that helps. I use alsa rather than pulse, and check with alsamixer, because alsa will often, on first install, have sound muted by default.
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Old 8th August 2017, 02:28 PM
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Re: Bezare problem with video playback after nvidia proprietary driver install

thanks for your reply, sound is working no problems at all its just the video codecs that arnt working ( i.e avi,mpeg,mpg,mp4,h.26,h.226 etc) but they are installed via vlc install and dnf -y install gstreamer*
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Old 8th August 2017, 03:46 PM
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Re: Bezare problem with video playback after nvidia proprietary driver install

I don't use VLC on Fedora, so I'm not sure. Generally, I install mpv from rpmfusion and all codecs work for me.
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Old 8th August 2017, 07:38 PM
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Re: Bezare problem with video playback after nvidia proprietary driver install

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Originally Posted by smr54 View Post
I don't use VLC on Fedora, so I'm not sure. Generally, I install mpv from rpmfusion and all codecs work for me.
after installing mpv i was lead to another error the
mpv: error while loading shared libraries: libvdpau.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

after some googleing i was lead to a thread on github where it explaned that the problem was,
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Originally Posted by GITHUB
Original libvdpau.so.1 deleted and replacement from Nvidia not linked
in the end all i had to do was
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sudo yum -y reinstall libvdpau
and now VLC and mpv work flawlessly
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Old 8th August 2017, 09:27 PM
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Re: Bizzare problem with video playback after nvidia proprietary driver install

Great!. As the thread originator, you can mark it solved by clicking the thread tools at the top and selecting to mark it solved.
Regardless, glad you have it working and thanks for coming back and posting the solution.
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