No X11 output with vlc, what changed?

Bob Willcox bob at
Thu Jul 12 16:46:37 UTC 2018

I recently updated my system in the past two days, both the OS and all ports to the latest

FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #6 r336172: Tue Jul 10 13:24:20 CDT 2018     bob at  amd64

and now when I run vlc it no longer displays its output via X11, just does
command line output/input.

I have been running vlc with the following command:

vlc-wrapper /Media

for a long time (years) and it displayed in an X11 window with the cover art and various
control buttons. Now all I get is this:

bob at tavion:33 /home/bob> vlc-wrapper /Media  
VLC media player 2.2.8 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.7-14-g3cc1d8cba9)
[0000000800ebe050] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0
libdvdread: Couldn't find device name.
libdvdread:DVDOpenFilePath:findDVDFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdread:DVDOpenFilePath:findDVDFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[0000000801647090] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
VLC media player 2.2.8 Weatherwax
Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help' for help.

The tracks play but I don't get the X11 window output. What am I missing here?
Been scratching my head and google searching but keep coming up empty handed.

So, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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