[packman] upgrade from 42.1 to 42.3 broke VLC and SMplayer

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 15 05:04:13 CEST 2017

Felix Miata composed on 2017-09-14 21:56 (UTC-0400):

> Upgrade I did only about a day before I had to prepare to be hit by Hurricane
> Irma, so I don't have much recollection of details of the process. Now I'd like
> to relax and watch some video, but it isn't working:

> VLC: files (saved HD MPEG-4 4:2:2 DVB streams) that played normally in 42.1 now
> are playing in monochrome except for random blotches of pastel overlays. Ancient
> mpeg files and .isos ripped from DVDs play normally.

> SMPlayer: trying to play same files that VLC formerly played OK makes SMPlayer
> complains MPV failed to start. IFAIR, I didn't ask for MPV to be installed, but
> my memory isn't that great. If I wanted MPV to open, that's what I would open,
> but as it has no UI for a file picker[1], it seems to be worthless to me.

My $HOME is seriously old, at least 8 years. SMPlayer I fixed by simply deleting
the content of ~/.config/smplayer. :-) No such luck with ~/.config/vlc. :-(
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