On my Arch machine, I wanted to play the DVD Skyfall. It opened with VLC, and everything worked, except that everything was a bit greenish. Why is that happening? Dragon player isn't better either. The odd thing is that, when I tested other DVDs, it worked. Skyfall also had no problems on my PowerBook, with Mac OS 10.5. This is a bit of an odd question, but I don't understand why that should happen.
mplayer (or a frontend like
The issue is related to OpenGL hardware GPU accleration reference
It would be helpful to know which GPU you have. Arch recently enabled SNA acceleration by default for Intel GPUs. If it's an older GPU (intel/nvidia/ati) it likely doesn't have support, so disable hw accel.
I have had similar problems and it turned out it depended on which output module you have selected. For example, in
I would guess the same applies to the other programs. Try
X11 video first but depending on your setup,it may be one of the others as well. Also,
vlc sometimes needs to be restarted for the settings to take effect.