for 2 weeks I don’t understand but I have applications that I can no longer open. vlc opens in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen but nothing opens. I tried to remove and install these applications but it doesn’t work.
VLC media player 3.0.18 Vetinari (revision 3.0.13-8-g41878ff4f2)
[0000562ac696b550] main libvlc: Lancement de vlc avec l'interface par défaut. Utiliser « cvlc » pour démarrer VLC sans interface.
[0000562ac6a14db0] main playlist: playlist is empty
mpv: error while loading shared libraries: libglslang.so.12: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
There used to be a bug - when playing videos, not when opening though. And only VLC…
vlc player crashes while playing videos
A solution, regarding to rob215x, is:
VLC would crash immediately when trying to play any video. I opened VLC directly, and changed Preferences > Video > Output from “Automatic” to “VDPAU” and it works now. I found that solution on another thread but I still don’t understand the problem and why VDPAU works.
That isn’t necessarily a valid appraisal. In some cases VLC may need to be tweaked for a given environment;- graphic stack, compositor, display, etc., however, to say it’s not stable on Linux is subjective, at best.
The only annoyances I ever had with VLC were invariably on older, lower performance machines (VLC can be quite resource-hungry at times).
Regarding MPV – The error looks like the same reported with the older libglslang.so.11 library. It seems like nobody is assigned to fix that yet:
You might like smplayer which includes mpv. Install it directly from the repository:
sudo pacman -S smplayer smplayer-skins
There is also an optional skin/theme pack if you don’t care for the default look; and a few extra addons available via the AUR.
Not a solution, but a workaround for sure. Glad it works for you. Cheers.