Hi from me also,
for video I would strongly recommend to test the PR that Rich mentioned. I think the link got missed though -- You can find it here .
That said, the current implementation that exists on the
android_linux branch should not crash on startup so I am not sure what exactly is happening there without having more info ( backtrace, system config, GPU vendor etc ) . In any case the current way to go for video playback on Linux should be the PR I have opened since there has been a lot of work and testing since the very initial implementation.
Also FWIW I just finished a couple of weeks ago a project involving two medium-sized installations ( 4k video playback being a requirement ) in a production setup with Cinder on Linux and things have worked great in general.
Give a try on the refactor code and lets us know how it goes!