Something's coming...: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=...7f1b61102d3f61
Hi folks, I was wrong, VLC in Ubuntu 13.10 indeed doesn't utilize vdpau. For some reason I had to set it's video output manually to glx-whatever, after I had replaced the standard xorg/mesa-stack with oibaf's stuff. Yesterday (with current oibaf stack) I could remove that option and it still works fine. I doesn't seem to use vdpau in any case and also it's not an output option. Sorry for the confusion.
What I wrote is still valid for xine though.
Hah, nothing like a phoronix shitstorm caused by irc logs to push things
It still misses xvmc however. Also there is no reference to any of the 3 bug reports about it in the changelog.