[vlc-devel] Re: VLC on Windows, direct3d video output error: Failed to create picture surface.

Damien Fouilleul damien.fouilleul at laposte.net
Mon Aug 28 14:54:28 CEST 2006

Obviously, video memory is a shared resource, so the behavior would 
depend on what else is running on your machine.
normally, if direct3d fails to initialize, VLC should revert to the old 
directx module (DirectDraw), which can also fail due to lack of video 

Please note that the direct3d module is new for 0.8.6 and is still in 
development, try to force the directx module and see if you get better 


Joerg wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Damien Fouilleul wrote:
>>> I've also had a "hr=0x8876017C", whatever that is.
>> this is the error code for D3DERR_OUTOFVIDEOMEMORY
>> your video card seems a bit underpowered
> Well... so much for trying to find out what I did wrong.
> Thanks for the response, the system I am (have to) working on is an 
> aging Notebook with onboard graphics (ATI RAGE Mobility) - so this 
> sounds just right.
> Strange however, that a precompiled version of VLC worked without that 
> error and the problem is independent of the video (source file) size 
> -- from postcard stamp (240x176) to full PAL (720x576).
> Could it be something else or a combination of multiple problems?
> Regards,
> Jörg
> -- 

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