What gives here? My favorite video player (smplayer) doesn't work properly under unity but works the way it's supposed to under gnome classic/fallback. Not under gnome 3.0 btw.

VLC works better under gnome fallback as well, but to a lesser extent.

Do these gnome/unity people just decide at some point their codecs are getting old and replace them? It's not an improvement.

I like unity other than this (and the fact that dual monitor support is even worse with unity than gnome). I understand the beta ubuntu update out now is supposed to deal mostly with unity ... is this being addressed?