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FS#33933 - [VLC] 2.0.5-3 blocks other X clients

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Chaser Huang (chaserhkj) - Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 11:24 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 15:00 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


After starting playing h264 video with VLC for a few seconds, all other X clients will fail to start, leaving the message "Maximum number of clients reached"
It seems that VLC creates too many clients while playing video that the number of clients reach the maximum limit of X server.

This problem can be solved with downgrading vlc to version 2.0.5-2
Note that upgrade from 2.0.5-2 to 2.0.5-3 was to fit the x264 and ffmpeg upgrade, so these packages also need to be downgraded for the vlc to function.

Note that this bug only happens with h264 video, so I'm not sure whether it is a bug with vlc or x264 or ffmpeg.

Additional info:
package versions that produces this bug:
vlc 2.0.5-3
ffmpeg 1:1.1.2-2
x264 20130206-1

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the vlc to play an h264 video.
2. Wait for 10~20 seconds.
3. Try to open any X client.
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 15:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#33901