I use Ubuntu 16.04 with the nvidia-384 drivers and watch movies in various formats with VLC. Filetypes can be mp4, mkv, avi, wmv, etc. Occasionally a video will cause the entire system to freeze. Sometimes it comes back but usually it requires a restart. This is a known bug someplace in the video display system https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mesa/+bug/1574354
As mentioned in the bug report the bigger the files the more seeking occurs, the more likely it is freeze.
Is there any way to fix or catch this issue?