CFT: vlc 2.0.3 - want to know where it works and where only partly

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Tue Jul 31 01:17:59 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Juergen Lock <nox at> wrote:
> Hi!
>  I had been testing vlc 2.0.x on and off on 8.2 with older ports
> and never could get native video to work (tho audio-only files and
> videos via SDL work), and now I updated that port to 2.0.3 and
> thought why not test it on the laptop that I recently updated to
> 9.1 beta and more up to date ports, and guess what, there it works
> just fine!! :)
>  So now before we can update the port (and at least for a while
> keep the old port as vlc-legacy; I already talked with the maintainer
> who has little time atm) we need to know what to note in the 2.x
> port about when ppl should expect it to work, so testers on various
> FreeBSD versions are needed.
>  So if you test it please report:
> - your FreeBSD version/arch and src svn rev/date of checkout (if
>   head or stable)
> - how old the rest of your installed ports are
> - your video hardware (tho that's probably less relevant since
>   it worked via remote X also displaying on the 8.2 box from the
>   9.1 one and the other way around it also didn't work; the 8.2 box
>   has radeon and the 9.1 nvidia)
> - and whether native video output works (if it doesn't playback
>   will stop right away; audio-only files should always work, also
>   changing video output to SDL should)
>  And here is the patch:

Tested on FreeBSD 9.1-PRERELEASE of 7/18 with no problems. All ports
were current as of 7/18. On Intel Core i5 (Sandybridge) ThinkPad T520
laptop running amd64 with i915kms driver.

Everything I tried worked flawlessly.  Thanks!
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at

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