VLC crashing when opening video file. Libva error

I just started a fresh setup of Manjaro KDE 21.3.3 minimal. I have an integrated Intel GPU and a dedicated Nvidia GPU running proprietary drivers. Kernel 5.18. VLC 3.0.17.4. When trying to open a video file, I get the following error and it closes:

> VLC media player 3.0.17.4 Vetinari (revision 3.0.13-8-g41878ff4f2)
> [0000557419323580] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
> [00007fd6540072d0] gl gl: Initialized libplacebo v4.192.1 (API v192)
> libva error: /usr/lib/dri/i965_drv_video.so init failed
> [00007fd6540072d0] glconv_vaapi_x11 gl error: vaInitialize: unknown libva error
> libva error: /usr/lib/dri/i965_drv_video.so init failed
> [00007fd6540072d0] glconv_vaapi_drm gl error: vaInitialize: unknown libva error
> [00007fd6540072d0] glconv_vaapi_drm gl error: vaInitialize: unknown libva error
> zsh: segmentation fault (core dumped)  vlc

I have libva, libva-intel-driver and libva-vdpau-driver installed. This error did not happen in the same computer when using the full image for installation.

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Maybe it needs intel-media-driver ?

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That was absolutely also my problem. I installed intel-media-driver through pamac and now vlc doesn’t crash anymore. Thanks from me too!

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