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    VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    Hi, I am having a strange problem with VLC which didn't exist before (possibly due to some updates) When viewing a video file (say an .avi file so it has nothing to do with flash)in maximized windows or full screen, playback becomes very slow and sometimes freezes momentarily (with the screen turning grey) On the other hand, if I open the same file in a small screen and then strech it out to the size of a maximized windows everything is fine.
    I don't notice anything extraordinary in terms of cpu or memory usage (from running top in the terminal) when this happens.

    This problem only happens with VLC, Banshee has no problem playing these same files in full screen. I use Compiz, disabling Compiz stops VLC from freezing but it still seems a bit sluggish in full screen. Moreover, this is a new problem, as I used to be able to play videos with VLC in full screen AND with Compiz on.

    I am running Ubuntu 10.04. VLC is working fine in 10.10 on the same machine.

    Any hint or suggestion for solving this problem would be appreciated.

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    bump!

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    and what if you check off "unredirect fullscren windows" in compiz config settings manager?

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    Quote Originally Posted by aloisam View Post
    and what if you check off "unredirect fullscren windows" in compiz config settings manager?
    It is always unchecked.

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    It is always unchecked.
    sorry for my bad english. You should CHECK that option..

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    Hi,

    I tried checking it and it made no difference.

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    Bump??!!

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    I tried to maximize vlc's screen in the terminal and here are the error messages

    VLC media player 1.1.4.1 The Luggage (revision exported)
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    [0x9be967c] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Blocked: call to sigaction(17, 0xb76400d4, 0xb7640048)
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Warning: call to srand(1288795805)
    Warning: call to rand()
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")

    (process:7357): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback 'C' locale.
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Warning: call to rand()
    Warning: call to rand()
    Warning: call to rand()
    Warning: call to rand()
    swScaler: pal8 is not supported as output pixel format
    [0xa1a020c] swscale scale error: could not init SwScaler and/or allocate memory
    bee@beelaptop:~$ vlc
    VLC media player 1.1.4.1 The Luggage (revision exported)
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    [0x84bc67c] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Blocked: call to sigaction(17, 0xb75680d4, 0xb7568048)
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Warning: call to srand(1289443067)
    Warning: call to rand()
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")

    (process:9563): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback 'C' locale.
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Warning: call to signal(13, 0x1)
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Warning: call to rand()
    Warning: call to rand()
    Warning: call to rand()
    Warning: call to rand()
    [mpeg4 @ 0x87df5b0]Invalid and inefficient vfw-avi packed B frames detected
    swScaler: pal8 is not supported as output pixel format
    [0x89b90ec] swscale scale error: could not init SwScaler and/or allocate memory
    Any idea please?

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    Re: VLC freezes on fullscreen/maximized windows

    bump!

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