[vlc-devel] Re: VLC on Windows, direct3d video output error: Failed to create picture surface.
jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Mon Aug 28 15:47:45 CEST 2006
Did you already run vlc with: vlc --reset-config --save-config vlc:quit
to rule out a wrong configuration setting.
>> Obviously, video memory is a shared resource, so the behavior would
>> depend on what else is running on your machine.
> Nothing that requires extensive use of graphics resources. Just a plain
> Windows XP (with standard Luna active), although some (non-graphical)
> applications are running (such as the Windows Explorer, no Internet
> Explorer though).
> * Forcing "DirectX 3D video output" briefly flashes a black window,
> resulting in the error message sent in my first mail. This time it was
> * Sticking with auto detect or forcing the "DirectX video output" shows
> a persisting black window (no other debug output except for a single
>>  main video output error: picture 080C0050 refcount is -1
> with one of the test videos. It results however in a crash after
> stopping playback or a crash right away when starting to play:
>> Die Anweisung in "0x7c910f29" verweist auf Speicher in "0x030b0185".
>> Der Vorgang "read" konnte nicht auf dem Speicher durchgeführt werden.
> (Sorry, German Windows. Roughly translates to "access violation while
> trying to read from memory address "0x030b0185", instruction "0x7c910f29".)
> Unfortunately both addresses vary from crash to crash and so does the
> time of the crash itself. Sometimes I am able to play a file multiple
> times (with no video output), sometimes not even a single time.
> Sometimes the crash occurs at the start of playback, sometimes at the
> end (or pressing "stop").
> * "Open GL" is awfully slow (about 2 fps) but works without other problems.
> * "Color ASCII art video output" works fine but is of no real use to me
> (it's fun though).
> * "Windows GDI video output" works so far but shows strange patterns 
> in the image when the video is scaled *down*. Original size and
> upscaling  work fine though. This happens with any video size and all
> codecs I was able to try (MPEG1, XVID, WindowsMediaVideoV7 (WMV16)) when
> scaling down.
>  http://tmp.noctis.de/vlc/2006-08-28-gdi-patterns-downscale.jpg (63k)
>  http://tmp.noctis.de/vlc/2006-08-28-gdi-patterns-noscale.jpg (40k)
> (I scaled  down for smaller file size, original image is 720x576.)
> I hope this is of some help, it's not a "problem" report I'm happy to
> give, but unfortunately the best I can do without guidance what
> information might be useful to solve it (please don't say "any" ;) )
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