Mpv won't play, "Another component is using SDL already"

Hello dears!

I am truly at a loss as how to troubleshoot this further. I tried every output offered by “mpv --vo=help” and only the terminal ones worked (tct and caca). which I love. but… I need real video.

I tried installing sdl and sdl2 in my configuration.nix, but that did not fix it. and sdl2 didn’t show up in “mpv --vo=help” after I installed it.

any ideas? where to go from here?

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