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I found that a workaround is to install MPV Media Player, and it plays HD videos fullscreen with no chopping.
Answering myself. The option at Preferences->Video->Use Hardware Acceleration controls how graphics are drawn on screen, not how videos are decoded. The option to disable VDPAU is at Preferences->Input & Codecs. Then look for "Hardware accelerated decoding" and change VDPAU for any of the other options, I'm using X11 VA-API. And problem ...
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