#if you have nvidia make sure you install the nvidia-cuda-toolkit so hardware acceleration can be used
tar -jxvf ffmpeg-3.3.2.tar.bz2
install prefix /usr/local
source path ........
VBox/Virtualbox solution to NS_ERROR_CALL_FAILED error
This is likely because you have 2D/3D acceleration enabled and your card doesn't support it.
Eg. you switched video card drivers or video cards that did support it.
The funny thing is that you CANNOT disable those options as they are "greyed" out in the VBox client GUI.
The config file has to be manually changed and fixed with these options "accelerate3D="false" accelera........
I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 but anyone using older kernels will find this may apply to them. My Intel graphics are very slow with the default Xorg settings but by using "EXA" acceleration, scrolling down windows of text becomes pretty snappy.
Just edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Identifier "Configured Video Device"