VLC no longer plays any videos with the Codec: AOMedia’s AV1 Video (av01)

After this update VLC no longer plays any videos with the Codec: AOMedia’s AV1 Video (av01) although it worked fine before

Can someone please guide me in the right direction? half of my videos are in this format. Only the sound plays from these videos, the video itself shows only black now.

nvidia ?

please post the output of the mandatory

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width

post it within the option “preformatted text”

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For videos with AV1 video codec you need on of the following packages being installed:

aom, dav1d, svt-av1


I would choose dav1d, it’s in the Manjaro repos and could be installed via Pamac or pacman:

sudo pacman -Syu --asdeps dav1d

Thank you Olli for replying so quickly, yup i’m on Nvidia. There was no issue at all before the update I don’t know what happened or changed.

Please see the inxi output below:

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  Message: No RAID data found.
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you’ll need to build it from aur

pamac build libva-nvidia-driver 

reboot, check, report.

It seems that dav1d is already installed from before…

This package is currently only available from Manjaro repos in unstable branch.

If this package would solve your issue you need to change to unstable branch, then it could be installed.

Or you wait until it reaches testing or stable.

Or you install the git version (that’s the only one available from AUR):


from AUR.

P.S.: Be aware it could be in conflict with libva-vdpau-driver

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Can I know why this happened? I have always been on stable branch because it’s supposedly the most stable one (hence the name :sweat_smile:) and I don’t have aur enabled because I read that it’s not properly supported and it’s better not to use it… So I only use the official manjaro repos and flatpaks…

(P.S. I want to reply both to Wollie and Olli but I don’t know how - this reply is to both)

libva-nvidia-driver was recently imported to the Arch extra repo and removed from the AUR.

See: [PRQ#50485] Deletion Request for libva-nvidia-driver

If you don’t want to wait for it to reach the stable branch, you can build it yourself manually just like you would an AUR package:

sudo pacman -Syu base-devel git
git clone https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/packaging/packages/libva-nvidia-driver.git
cd libva-nvidia-driver
makepkg -srif

You can either quote their post in your reply or tag them using the @ symbol; i.e, @Randomname123


Thank you @Wollie @Olli @Yochanan

I don’t think i’m going to tinker with the aur branch, maybe it’s best if I just wait for libva-nvidia-driver to reach the stable branch? I hope that will solve the issue.

Any idea how long it might take to reach stable?

And thank you all for the clear instructions and for the correct terminal commands.

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Keep monitoring the Stable announcements lists (You do this anyway, right?). There should at least a brief mention of it whenever libva-nvidia-driver reaches Stable.

I imagine it shouldn’t take too long.

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Just use mpv or celluloid for the time waiting.

I sincerely hope so!

Yeah I was thinking about mpv, good idea. :+1:

These things are measured with a piece of string.

Also, I can’t say I was ever enamoured with VLC - I’d say that the best alternative is MPV, but also QMPlay2 is fairly nice with some interesting extras (like a window that finds mp3’s of just about anything you fancy, and a superb radio browser).

And… for the record, just how long is this piece of string? :man_shrugging:

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Exactly twice as long as from the middle to one end.

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I’ve been using VLC through windows > mac > linux (I’m obviously improving :P) just because it plays almost anything you throw at it, it’s also lightweight and doesn’t do 1,000 different things that I don’t need it to do… but I think MPV is also very good. I think i’ll use it until VLC works again…



$ pamac info vlc
Name                  : vlc
Version               : 3.0.19-1
Description           : Multi-platform MPEG, VCD/DVD, and DivX player
URL                   : https://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Licences              : LGPL2.1 GPL2
Repository            : extra
Installed Size        : 62.9 MB


$ pamac info mpv
Name                  : mpv
Version               : 1:0.36.0-1
Description           : a free, open source, and cross-platform media player
URL                   : https://mpv.io/
Licences              : GPL3
Repository            : extra
Installed Size        : 6.3 MB

I don’t know if I’d call that lightweight…

A 62.9MB program is totally lightweight in my book… :green_book:

6.3MB isn’t lightweight though. It’s featherweight. :sparkles: :feather: :sparkles:

(If anyone posts in the future about a media player that’s less than 1MB in size we can call it microweight for reference. Putting this here just in case…)

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