Heads Up! VLC 3.0 arrived to Arch Testing 😎



Direct Changelog (formally NEWS) https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS


About time to be honest. It has been out for a week or 2 now for Windows.


Was flagged out of date on 07-Feb, looks like the maintainer was asleep at the wheel.


Well, we had provided the current release already thru vlc-nightly packages since months …


The update was more complicated than normal due to various library changes and rebuilding packages that depend on the new VLC version.



What is VLC 4.0 available in the AUR (vlc-git 4.0.0.r1440.g5d0d2b0d53-1)?


That is the next version in development :slight_smile:


9 days later and still in testing, which is a good thing methinks, still pretty buggy.


Now in Manjaro unstable.


And it is broken using nvidia gpu on an optimus laptop, working fine with intel gpu.

$ primusrun vlc
VLC media player 3.0.1 Vetinari (revision 3.0.1-0-gec0f700fcc)
[00005598188c13f0] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
../include/vlc_xlib.h:46:vlc_xlib_init: Xlib not initialized for threads.
This process is probably using LibVLC incorrectly.
Pass "--no-xlib" to libvlc_new() to fix this.
[00005598189bfe50] qt interface error: Xlib not initialized for threads
../include/vlc_xlib.h:46:vlc_xlib_init: Xlib not initialized for threads.
This process is probably using LibVLC incorrectly.
Pass "--no-xlib" to libvlc_new() to fix this.
[00005598189bfe50] skins2 interface error: Xlib not initialized for threads
[00005598189bfe50] skins2 interface error: initializing xlib for multi-threading failed
[00005598189bfe50] skins2 interface error: cannot initialize OSFactory
[00005598188c4f60] main playlist: playlist is empty
[00005598189bfe50] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
VLC media player 3.0.1 Vetinari


Started a new thread with this specific issue.


I had some issues with the VLC timeline bar interface associated with screen flickering, but I switched to a custom skin and those issues went away…also installed libva-intel-driver for va-api hw acceleration for intel gfx as it was throwing some libva errors in terminal before installing this package.

[VLC] VLC video flickers when changing volume (XFCE) / Downgrade VLC
[Testing Update] 2018-04-02 - Kernels, Gnome, Mesa, Pamac, Browsers, GStreamer, LibreOffice, PHP
XFCE use only default cursor theme
Minecraft Crashing Before Starting
[Testing Update] 2018-06-13 - Kernels, Nvidia, Deepin, Browsers, KDE Framework

HW acceleration. refuse or use it.

…I’ll just leave this here:


That’s exactly what I read for determining that I needed the Intel driver for libva. VLC enables hw acceleration by default but the errors are not readily apparent so I believe it simply reverts to software rending if it also can’t find a vdpau implementation. The way I knew that libva wasn’t being utilized was by incidentally trying to debug the VLC timeline on the native skins.


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