Otherwise there's no opengl video output in video output modules.
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Log from playing video with both opengl & xcb enabled. Video plays fine.
Tested with mp4 sample from: http://techslides.com/sample-webm-ogg-and-mp4-video-files-for-html5
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VLC debug log from attempting to play same sample video as previous comment with opengl enabled and xcb disabled.
Both were tested under 2.2.1.
So far I can't find a relevant bug upstream and will report this behavior
From reading the bug report @ URL:, I would be prompting them to reopen the bug, however it's a tough lesson about getting the correct info set outlined in the first place. It's 50 50 % chance whether upstream devs will even re-visit the bug. Generally they do, in my exp., even if only to re-assert their initial opinion.
Yeah, definitely. At the very least this has taught me to pay more attention to the QA notice which clearly calls out that --enable-glx isn't used by configure. I will try posting in their forums as well to try and get more info.
20 Apr 2015; Ian Delaney <email@example.com> vlc-2.2.0.ebuild,
drop 'use_enable opengl glx' due to option --enable-glx made defunct, adresses
+ 20 Apr 2015; Mike Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> vlc-2.2.1.ebuild,
+ Drop glx flag here as well.
I was intending on doing it later, but fine. The commit is 'correct'. New proxy maintainer (and I) hadn't quite got that far yet.