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The error is showing itself like this:

Jan 11 16:39:52 pop-os org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer rendering failure: An invalid handle value was provided.
Jan 11 16:39:52 pop-os org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer features failure: An invalid handle value was provided.
Jan 11 16:39:52 pop-os org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer attributes failure: An invalid handle value was provided.
Jan 11 16:39:52 pop-os org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer rendering failure: An invalid handle value was provided.
Jan 11 16:39:52 pop-os org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer features failure: An invalid handle value was provided.
Jan 11 16:39:52 pop-os org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer attributes failure: An invalid handle value was provided.
Jan 11 16:39:52 pop-os org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error:

It has consumed my whole SSD.

  • You might like to post version of pop-os, version of Nautilus, whether you took updates recently, whether this used to work and then went bad, what hardware, and any config files you can find. pop-is is debian derivative, so you might find more directed support on those specific sites. Just google your whole error message (except the timestamp). Follow any reference to Nautilus, popup or debian. – Paul_Pedant Jan 11 at 13:21
  • Meanwhile, I would suggest not starting up nautilus, and using command line to remove any huge syslogs. – Paul_Pedant Jan 11 at 13:27
  • @Paul_Pedant , i have googled but was not able to find anything useful. – shivank anchal Jan 11 at 13:29
  • my syslog file is approx 50 gb. even after truncating it regrows . after sometime. – shivank anchal Jan 11 at 13:31
  • Nautilus is your GUI file manager. It is clearly continuously failing, and the 1514 in the message is the process id (this will be different every time it starts). You can kill this process from the command line, and tail the syslog to prove it has stopped growing. Then don't start it again until you install a better version of Nautilus, or fix this one, or use a different file manager. It may be auto-restarted, in which case you have to fix that (maybe find the binary of nautilus and rename it). You could boot from a live DVD to do any fixes. – Paul_Pedant Jan 11 at 13:50
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"Paul_Pedant, I have googled but was not able to find anything useful".

I googled "org.gnome.Nautilus[1514]: [00007fa4fc465ce0] vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer features failure: An invalid handle value was provided" and up popped four helpful posts.

Two of them concern syslog messages about "invalid handle value", and other two about "AssertionMessage: *** Error in `nautilus': free(): invalid pointer: 0x0993d258 ***". Those are probably the same root cause, because a pointer to free() is just a handle too. If Nautilus is corrupting its own memory, no telling what junk comes out.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-435/+bug/1846374

Having a video playing/paused when switched to another user generates gigabytes of error logs. syslog messages about "invalid handle value"

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/+bug/1238993

nautilus assert failure: *** Error in `nautilus': free(): invalid pointer: 0x00007fc7ec3a8800 ***

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-gnome/+bug/1266766

nautilus assert failure: *** Error in `nautilus': free(): invalid pointer: 0x0993d258 ***

https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/disabling-nvidia-driver-logging-errors/20258

Disabling nvidia driver logging errors

Maybe you should answer my detailed questions, or just uninstall and reinstall Nautilus, or check your versions against these bug reports, or file a bug on one of these sites. I don't have pop-os or Nautilus or Ubuntu or nvidia or a problem, so I can't investigate this further.

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I think the error is caused by VLC. Try using another Media Player.

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    It was the same for me: -> ll ~/.local/share/sddm/xorg-session.log -> 77G -> vdpau_chroma filter error: video mixer features failure: An invalid handle value was provided. -> VLC + nvidia drivers causes this. – karpi Jan 13 at 11:20
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There is a bug filed for this at Having a video playing/paused when switched to another user generates gigabytes of error logs. In the bug description, it is mentioned that using a video player (e.g., VLC) is a way to pop the error. It is not clear if VLC is the only player that produces the error.

The bug was not solved. But as a way to stop the output, closing VLC apparently works. As per messages in the bug thread, and my own experience, avoiding having a playing video while switching users, and perhaps workspaces, should prevent the issue from appearing. The answer by nyxee is a related workaround.

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When I started VLC from the command-line (terminal), all the error messages went there instead of filling up my disk.

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