I'm using VLC - 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04. VLC is able to play the videos but I'm unable to take the snapshots using it. I tried disabling "Use Hardware Acceleration" by going in Preferences->Video and changing the output to OpenGL (GLX), OpenGL 2 and XVideo,one by one, the later resulted in a black screen.
When I try to capture a snapshot I get this error:
[00007f9440d10248] avcodec decoder: Using NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library 361.42 Tue Mar 22 17:29:16 PDT 2016 for hardware decoding. [00007f946c509148] vdpau_chroma filter error: corrupt VDPAU video surface 0x7f94208e4950 [00007f94300fca08] core video output error: Failed to convert image for snapshot
Is there a way to tell VLC not to use Hardware Acceleration? My intention is to remain with Hardware Acceleration disabled for now.