Vdpau ( Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix ) allows video programs to offload portions of the video decoding process and video post-processing to the GPU video-hardware. It was originally designed by NVIDIA for its GeForce-8-series and laterGPU hardware.
Whenever I tried to play videos with gnome mplayer using vdpau as the video output, I get this error :
“Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory."
I was sure of its presence, because a locate libvdpau_nvidia.so gave :
A solution I found after Googling :
#ln -s /usr/lib/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 /usr/lib/libvdpau_nvidia.so