[vbox-dev] XV Video on Mac hosts

Louis King Jr inlieuoflou at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 09:46:12 GMT 2013

Apparently the video driver for VirtualBox does not support xv video at
all. From what I've read some video drivers for hardware also do not
support xv video. Unfortunately many video players for multiple guests are
set up by default to use xv video. So I suppose I wouldn't call it a bug if
VB was never meant to support xv video. Not on Mac hosts anyway.

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Louis King Jr <inlieuoflou at gmail.com>wrote:

> Klaus, I'm sorry I wasn't more informative about this issue here. The
> thing is it's been going on for four years and I have reported it in the
> past on bugtracker. It happens/happened on 3 different iMacs a 2007, 2011
> and my current 2012 machine. When it happens I just fix it by disabling xv
> video or install VLC and switch VLC to x11 video. I doubt I still have log
> files to send. If someone really wants to check it they can try an install
> of Xubuntu 12.04 - 13.10 daily build and try and run Parole or VLC with the
> video set to System Default. I know they are working on the Macs graphics
> and I'm hoping some things will be better. I am currently running VB 4.2.51
> on a late 2012 27" iMac with an NVDIA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX. But as I
> said, this happens with either AMD or NVIDIA iMacs. If I install another
> guest soon I will send the log.
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Klaus Espenlaub <
> klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hi Louis,
>> On 31.05.2013 20:31, Louis King Jr wrote:
>> > Another long standing issue with VirtualBox on Mac hosts. Virtually
>> > (pardon the pun) all Linux guests that have xv video as the default
>> > video output for media players with crash the guest or not work
>> correctly
>> Please create a proper bug report for this on
>> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Bugtracker - this mailing list is no
>> substitute.
>> Your 3 lines above are not detailed enough, you need to provide
>> information about the GPU in your system, and VBox.log as usual.
>> Otherwise we have no chance of ever reproducing this issue.
>> Klaus
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