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    Question Youtube Freezes Full Screen

    I have been having a problem with YouTube videos freezing up my system when I'm in full screen...the only option is to Alt+sysrq+k to get out of it. I'd like to try and trouble shoot it, because its a real pain to have to go back to the log on screen and sign in again. It only happens full screen.

    Nvidia driver ver 304.43
    GeForce 7600 GS
    Linux ver 12.04

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    Re: Youtube Freezes Full Screen

    I had a similar issue with VLC and Ubuntu 12.04 that I was able to resolve: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...9&postcount=19

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    Re: Youtube Freezes Full Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by scpatl4now View Post
    I have been having a problem with YouTube videos freezing up my system when I'm in full screen...the only option is to Alt+sysrq+k to get out of it. I'd like to try and trouble shoot it, because its a real pain to have to go back to the log on screen and sign in again. It only happens full screen.

    Nvidia driver ver 304.43
    GeForce 7600 GS
    Linux ver 12.04
    I'm having the same problem! I blame Adobe Flash Player. It seems Adobe don't pay too much attention to Linux and as a result, Flash is a bit buggy.

    When it freezes on me - as it seems to do about 50% of the time - I just move to a different workspace and kill plugin-container with a task manager. It's a real pain and I'd gladly use an open source alternative like Gnash or Lightspark, if only they were up to date and less buggy.

    I'm running the proprietary ATI drivers, over here. After it freezes, if I want to watch the video in a larger size, I'm forced to run Firefox in fullscreen, enlarging the video size and zooming in the page. It's definitely not optimal. I'd much rather be able to watch in fullscreen than that.

    If the community could focus a little more on developing the open source flash players, our Flash experience could be so much better.

    I've tried all sorts of configurations with FlashAid. Both beta and stable with/without GPU validation overridden, npviewer fix, etc. All give the same problem with the fullscreen freezing. If anyone has a possible fix, I'm sure many of us would welcome it.
    System specs: CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 830 @ 3.2GHz | GPU - AMD Radeon HD 7850 | MB - MSI 760GM-P23 | RAM - 4GB DDR3 1366 MHz | OS - Arch, Windows 7

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    Re: Youtube Freezes Full Screen

    For what it's worth, VLC can take youtube.com links and play the video (you can select your preferred resolution in VLC's preferences). So if it's a flash problem, you can try that (this is my preferred method of watching flash videos on my netbook, combined with the firefox add-on 'open with').

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    Re: Youtube Freezes Full Screen

    Have you tried right click>settings>display(first tab on the left)>check/uncheck hardware acceleration?

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