MPlayer can't find libvdpau

Not sure when this first happened but I suspect it was just a couple of days ago. I had installed DeVeDe to burn some video to disc and it all worked fine but now when I try to run DeVeDe it says it can’t find mplayer and you have to quit. I’ve tracked this back to mplayer and I’m getting this error from mplayer:

mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

libvdpau is installed so I don’t know why it can’t find the library.

I see there are issues with vdpau and nvidia but this shouldn’t be affecting me should it??
Any suggestions are welcome. I’ve updated everything with zypper but no joy…

Please post result of

rpm -qi mplayer

package mplayer is not installed

Hmmm… I’ll try a zypper install and see what happens perhaps. What do you think?

Perhaps check this too
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

caf4926, this is case sensitive.

I think you meant:

rpm -qi MPlayer

That’s my 2nd mistake today.

You are of course correct

kernelcruncher@kernelcruncher:~> rpm -q mplayer
package mplayer is not installed
kernelcruncher@kernelcruncher:~> rpm -q MPlayer

Sorry @benbowc

I was able to accidentally solve this, when I faced the same failure with “” opening …

I did following steps …

zypper remove libvdpau*

which deinstalled also the nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop package

I removed also the mplayer application

zypper remove mplayer

and re-installed it once again, which also installed the libvdpau library

zypper in mplayer

after that, I reinstalled the nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop again as it was removed before …

zypper install nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop

after that mplayer was ok …