Ubuntu Multimedia :: Keep Flash Videos In Full Screen On Dual Monitors?
Jan 7, 2010
I am running 9.10 on a laptop with an external monitor. when i run a flash video in full screen on the external monitor and click anything on the workspace of the laptop screen, the flash video on the external monitor will revert back from full screen.
this did not happen a couple of weeks back. i have not used it for 3 weeks. maybe one of the updates in between changed some setting?
I have two 1680x1050 monitors running from the same graphics card, using xinerama. The left hand one is rotated portrait, while the right hand one remains landscape.
Some flash videos will full screen fine (4od,iplayer,.....) but some will not; in the attached screenshot you can see that there is a small section of the screen displaying the video while the video controls are correctly at the bottom of the screen. The grey block on the right flashes rapidly light and dark.
Another issue I have is that flash will not stay full screen if I move focus to something on the other screen, is there a workaround for this?
I've recently begun to have the problem of whenever a flash video in Firefox 4.0 goes in full screen mode, the screen goes black and my laptop is unresponsive. However, the video's sound will keep playing.
My setup at home uses a laptop, with a larger external monitor in addition to the built-in LCD panel, which is primary. I can see the larger monitor from the rest of the room and use it as my TV, for playing DVDs and various types of web video. However, it isn't ideal for Flash video. For instance, if I watch a video from Hulu or any other Flash-based site, I can expand it to full-screen mode.
However, no matter which monitor the browser window is on, the full-screen mode is always on the laptop LCD panel, which is both too small and not visible from most of the room. Does anyone know of a way to force the Flash video to play full-screen on the monitor I select instead of the primary? My video chipset is NVidia, using kernel 2.6.31 (Ubuntu).
Running ubuntu 9.10 on an hp pavilion 2000 laptop, with 2.5GB of ram and a dual core (i think). Works at perfect speed with everything, except when I'm tyring to watch a flash video which slows everything down and gets choppy, especially when in full screen. From looking around online I see some people blaming adobe and some people blaming NVidia drivers. Get the impression the problem is a bit of both.
Funny thing is it worked a lot better with the drivers that installed automatically with the ubuntu install, soon as I put the updated nvidia drivers on it started screwing up. how I go back to those default drivers? Tried unchecking the drivers listed in Hardware Drivers, but when I restarted was stuck in very low resolution, so I'm guessing that's not the same as the drivers used after installing the OS.
I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop (a thinkpad L412). It works, except for video problems : - when I want to read a DVD, I can very well see and use the menu (where it is proposed to watch the movie or choose a scene), but when I launch the movie, theplayer stops. It happens with both VLC and Movie Player (I have not yet tried other player). - If I watch a video on ..... (or other websites), it is OK when I watch it embedded in the page. But if I want to put it full screen, the sound is still OK, but the image is frozen.
Am supposed to hand my lord and master an ubuntu laptop tomorrow morning with a presentation on it that includes two short movie clips. Impress will import the movies, they play in the edit mode but when I actually show the presentation in full screen mode the video doesn't start, it just sits on the first frame and I can't for the life of me figure out how to make it play rather than switch to the next slide.
I'm using maverick meerkat on a dell mini 1012 and oo 3.2
edit: this works (specific movies and version of OO) on my Macbook running Lucid
We should find a way to patch Flash plugin to inhibit the display of the warning "Press ESC to exit full screen mode". On Windows it's possible to perform the trick perfectly by patching the DLL using a Hex editor, but on Linux? I'm unable to correctly alter the binary /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so .
I have a Dell OptiPlex 755 DT almost 3 years old. I did install Ubuntu 10.10, no problem. Everything I working except for one small issue. When I try to show video on flash full screen, then the picture gets small and freeze, the computer still works fine, but the video freeze. The same gos for Facebook games on full screen doesn't work,, computer doesn't freeze, I can click anywhere and get back to normal.
Dos anyone knows what to do about not working Adobe Flash on Full Screen?
After update of adobe plugin to version 10.1.102.64 (10.1.r102) plugin crashes if I try to switch to full screen. Previous plugin (10.1.53.64) worked perfectly well. Anybody with the same problem? My system is System76 Gazelle, Ubuntu 8.04 with all latest updates, nvidia drivers.
1. Same effect in Google Chrome, which uses its own plugin 10.1.r103
2. Same effect (both in Firefox and Chrome) on Thinkpad T41 with ubuntu 8.04
I downgraded plugin to r53 for now, but it's not a good idea, last update fixed some security issues.
This obnoxious bar has just appeared in Smplayer at the top of the screen. It stays there even when I go full screen. Now full screen isn't full screen and there are black edges on both sides of the screen. I have not be able to figure out how to hide it. I do not need or want this onscreen display. How can I configure Smplayer to make this go away? How can I get my 16:9 full screen aspect ratio back? I have done nothing to mplayer or smplayer as far as editing any or changing any configuration files. I tried several videos and it displays on all of them. It was not there last time I used Smplayer.
I have downloaded the recommended NVIDIA driver for my Quadro FX 1400 graphics card which has 256 MB RAM. I have my laptop in a docking station and from the docking station is a DVI to HDMI converter then HDMI cable to my TV (the idea is to use it as an internet TV slave! ). When I come to configuring the NVIDIA X Server, it correctly detects both my laptop screen and my TV via the HDMI connection. However, when I come to save the settings for the X server and go to restart it, it cannot save the configuration file. This is most annoying as it does not allow me to use the dualview I need.
The second problem comes when I use something like the BBC iplayer or anything that uses the flash player. I have the latest flash player with Firefox which works fine in non-full screen mode. However, when switching to full screen, the CPU load jumps to 100% and the playback is really jerky. Had this running the beloved windows XP before and could handle full screen no problems. I have seen a few posts here which show workarounds to zoom in on the small screen on Firefox but would prefer to run it in the full screen mode.
I've started to have problems getting some streaming videos to either go full screen or go full screen properly.
On [url] when I want to watch a South Park episode full screen it pops up a little box that says "Error Full Screen Not Allowed" and if I hover my mouse over the video connection icon is says
"current video stream 750 kbps* Max video stream 800kbps Avalible in HDGo to Fullscreen *limited by this computer"
The current avaible bandwith speed averages 2500kbps and I have a 7000kbps connection with Speedboost.
When I use Windows XP I can go to full screen with South Park Videos, only in Ubuntu can I not go full screen.
With Hulu it will go into full screen but not always the porpper way. Sometimes it will go full screen but other times it will go full screen but I have to minimize the browser window and then maximize it again and the video will play full screen but apear to be playing on the desktop as wallpaper. I don't get this problem in XP.
This seems to have just started after the last time I did a recomended automatic secuirity update with updae maager. My Video Card is a ATI Radeon 9000 at 1280x1024 true color.
I've this problem since I started to play videos through the internet. Whenever the videos is on full screen, it makes not only to stop the video but sometimes it becomes choppy. Also, when I try to play a video and another one is still buffering.. The video I attempt to play is still loading until I close the another that's buffering.
My login screen currently mirrors the image across both of my monitors, which are different sizes, causing one of the two images to be ugly and stretched. After logging in the monitors are configured correctly. Is there a way to either 1) disable one of the monitors during login, or 2) use both monitors without mirroring the image?
My system Immediately crashes and reboots automatically whenever a video currently being played in minimal mode is switched to full screen mode "IN Any Media Player". I have googled but did not find anything relevant. code...
I recently did a clean install to upgrade to 10.10 and I also got a 2nd monitor recently after upgrading. I want to be able to connect remotely to my desktop like I used to from my phone, but when I connect I get a black screen the size of my full desktop(both monitors) and I can move the mouse/type.
I want my video card to stop processing an image to my integrated monitor and only process images to my external monitor.
My problem is that I use my Toshiba Satellite M65 (which is a laptop) as a desktop: I use an external monitor, external keyboard, and of course an external mouse. I only recently started using Ubuntu after many years of Windows XP and I just realized that both my laptop's integrated monitor and my external monitor are 'on', displaying the same image. I want my video card to stop processing an image to my integrated monitor.
I just built a system with an Nvidia GT240 and Ubuntu 10.10. I have two monitors and am trying to get them set up. I currently have them working fine in twin view but I'd like to have set up as separate X screens. However, whenever I do that X crashes. I've got the latest drivers set up from the x-sane PPA so I'm not sure what more I can do. My driver version is 270.29.
I am using Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal 64-bit and I am using the Nvidia Xserver version 173.14.30 and it never has any problems when I am in single monitor mode but when I turn on twinview mode like this----
and click apply the new monitor first shows up black and when I move my mouse over the monitor stuff starts showing up and I am able to click ok to keep my settings when I click ok the screens freeze. everything else works; I can move the mouse around and if I am playing music it still plays but if I click on any button nothing happens and nothing happens when I use the keyboard either. I would really like to be able to use both my monitors
I've seen a number of post for this, but none work, does anyone know of a fix. Whenever a streaming flash video (you tube etc) is toggled to full screen the picture freezes. The sound doesn't. It's not a driver issue as video from DVD works fine
Just installed a clean version of 10.04 onto my Sony VAIO with an ATI Radeon Mobility x700 video card.Whilst using 9.10 KK I was getting low resolution but the dual monitors worked totally fine.Which I use to connect to my TV via a RGB/PC Cord.Since upgrading to 10.04 the resolution is awesome BUT when I merge both monitors the laptop goes mental and shows a white/whitish screen.If I use have both monitors side by side its OK but then I cant run xbmc to show movies. I'm stuck with making the TV my main monitor, which is a pain.Why is the laptop going white after merging screens? Does anybody have any ideas?
Anyone want to take the time to help me get my ATI x16XX to work with dual monitors?I'm really tired and frustrated after upgrading to lucid and having the "vendor" drivers stop working.I can get a screen up, but cannot get the free driver to recognize the fact that I have two monitors.I tried renaming my xorg.conf and rebooting, but that caused my system to stop at startup.
In 11.04 there seems to be several posts regarding dual monitors. When I tested 11.04 prior to making it my os Monitor Preferences detected both of my monitors, as did Nvidia Xserver.
So installed 11.04: After enabling my 2nd monitor using Twinview when I reloaded I get the following in the top right hand corner. (This ss was taken during some testing when I removed my 2nd monitor it shows 3600x1080 when both are plugged in) The Unity desktop or Classic will both load up and I can use the screens just fine. The problem is whenever I put games, or even a ..... video in full screen it breaks is the only way I can put it. I open up Monitor Preferences and it show Uknown Monitor with a resolution of 3600x1080. I can only assume that its trying to make the games etc use that resolution. Tested wow in wine and it shows that res even after I forced it to use my primary at 1920x1080.
I am new to Ubuntu so not sure if Twinview is working as intended but I am guessing not. As I have seen many other with Dual Monitor issues and not sure if this is the same thing. I have no problem using max for windows but anything Full Screen is where the issue is. I have tried setting the positions to "Left of" instead of absolute for the 2nd monitor but it changes back each reboot.
I am running debian linux wheezy, and recently, all of a sudden, all videos in my iceweasel browser have been refusing to play videos of any kind at full volume. I am, however, able to download the video and play it at full volume on vlc player or sytem video player.Why iceweasel is acting this way?
This bug is strange because it doesn't happen for me in Ubuntu (Gnome). Whenever I try to watch a Flash video in full screen, the picture always freezes after a few seconds of play, and the only way for me to unfreeze it is to get out of full screen using the escape key. I can put it back into full screen, but it always just freezes up again after a few seconds.
I figured out a strange work around for it though, but it's certainly not ideal. I figured out that if I get the time pop-up (see attachment to see what I mean) to stay up, it doesn't freeze. This happens in both Firefox and Chrome. I was going to try this in Rekonq, but I can't seem to get Flash working in Rekonq.
I've just upgraded to 10.04 and even if I am able to use my two displays with my Nvidia GPU, it bugs me that I can't use basic transparency controls on my desktop (compositing in Xfce). I've searched all over google and most links say it's impossible to mix Xinerama with Compositing, while others suggest using the old Xgl implementation will do the trick. I've also read things about Xrandr and that it might be a substitute for Xinerama, but it seems Nvidia drivers doesn't support it.
So, basically, I am at the end of my wits and I wanted to ask (shout?) if anyone managed to: 1. use two displays as part of the same desktop AND use compositing (window transparency) 2. or hack the compositing feature to work with some sort of software acceleration instead of hardware acceleration
Google lists all sorts of solutions, but none conclusive. So, is there a way out of this problem, maybe by using nouveau, or Xrandr, or something else entirely?