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MPlayer does not work if I try to make it use VDPAU. How do I check if my card supports it and what else do I need to install to enable it?

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the answer on the other question does not satisfy you? ;) – Bruno Pereira Nov 13 '11 at 20:27
@brunopereira81 I posted this question before your answer, sorry! – Oxwivi Nov 14 '11 at 6:11
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Pretty much any card after the 8000 series GPU's are supported. Make sure you have the nVidia proprietary driver installed, as vdpau doesn't not work with the nouveau driver.

Here's a table of nVidia GPU's supporting vdpau:

Also, make sure that the package vdpau-va-driver is installed. You can then run vainfo to see if your card is supported.

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