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Fullscreen videos don't work

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Fullscreen videos don't work shakein 6/29/12 2:01 AM
I'm using Linux Mint 13, Google Chrome 20.0.1132.47 and Adobe flash plugin 11.3.31.109 and videos works fine, but I can watch them in fullscreen mode, not on youtube neither anywhere else. But in Chromium fullscreen videos works fine. Any suggestion?
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work bfo 6/29/12 5:45 AM
Linux users: In Chrome version 20 or later, Adobe Flash Player uses a new API to run its plug-in in Linux Chrome. The new API is a cross-platform API for plug-ins known as the Pepper API (PPAPI).

In Chrome version 20, you might notice some of the known issues:

Printing from Flash will fail.
Multi-threaded video decoding is not enabled.
Mouse locking support is unavailable.
Viewing Flash Access (DRM) content will not be supported.
Text in some foreign languages will not show up due to various fall fontback mechanism that are not yet implemented for Linux
Copying and pasting do not work consistently with some HTML content
Adobe Connect in presenter mode will not work with this version of the Flash Player
Installing Adobe AIR Desktop applications from the web will not work. This includes applications such as Pandora’s Desktop music player, Tweetdeck, Flickr Desktop Search, Twhirl and Amazon’s Music Downloader
Installation of the Octoshape Grid Delivery Enhancement will fail
AVC Encoded video will fail
Peer to peer network calls will fail
Full Screen video doesn’t size correctly on some sites like cnn.com
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work shakein 6/29/12 6:07 AM
Is there any possibility that they are going to fix it, or should I find another browser?
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work Vinster 6/29/12 8:59 AM
I received updates today on Ubuntu;
Google Chrome        20.0.1132.47 (Official Build 144678)

Also unable to go in to full screen video mode on sites such as Youtube and BBC iPlayer.

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work Ancucchi 6/30/12 3:38 AM
In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS I have Chrome Version 20.0.1132.47 and Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31 Version 11.3.31.109.
I have a dual monitor configuration (1 monitor 24''@1920x1080 and 1 monitor  23''@1680x1050).
Till few days ago, while I browsing internet choose to see a flash animation in full screen, all worked perfectly...
Now instead, I see only half of the video in full screen as flash plugin trying to use both monitors to show me the animation...

In firefox all is working correctly, so I think that problem is Google Chrome e not Adobe Flash.

How I can fix it?

Thanks

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work ahehrlich 6/30/12 11:09 AM
I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Google Chrome Version 20.0.1132.47, and Adobe Flash plugin Version: 11.3.31.109. On youtube and comedycentral.com (those are the two sites I tried) when I click full screen the screen kind of blinks like it's about to go full screen but then doesn't. In firefox it works fine.
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work RedKrieg 6/30/12 11:12 AM
Same fullscreen failing to work issue here on my laptop (nvidia video):
Ubuntu 12.04 - latest updates
Chrome 20.0.1132.47
Flash 11.3.31.109

Fullscreen buttons on all flash videos just cause a "blink" and no further effect.  Flash videos are also stuttering and often causing issues with pulseaudio that have required me to completely exit the browser and kill/start pulseaudio to resolve (at one point all video was playing at double-speed due to the pulse issue).

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work Anton Cohen 6/30/12 3:11 PM
On Friday, June 29, 2012 5:45:54 AM UTC-7, bfo wrote:
> Linux users: In Chrome version 20 or later, Adobe Flash Player uses a new API to run its plug-in in Linux Chrome. The new API is a cross-platform API for plug-ins known as the Pepper API (PPAPI).


Thanks for the tip!

So the workaround for this is to change the Flash plug-in that gets loaded:

1. In the URL bar enter chrome://plugins/
2. Locate the Flash plug-in, you should see multiple versions listed
3. Click Disable for the plug-in with the location /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
4. You should still have one enabled in another location, like /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
5. Restart Chrome (quit and open again)

It's nice that they now include Flash with Chrome for 64-bit Linux, but if it can't do fullscreen it's kind of pointless.

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work edith2 7/1/12 4:02 AM
I had no problem with full screen but playback was choppy. Disabling the Pepper stuff and using the old plugin in /usr/lib... solved the problem. Thanks.
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work jxechelon 7/2/12 4:53 PM
I'm still having issues. Fedora 16 Chrome 20. Just upgraded a few days ago, and now cannot do fullscreen. When i go into chrome://plugins/ I see 11.3 r31 as a listing but there is not another one for 11.2. so downgrading isn't working either. Is there something I need to do in the shell so I can fix it?
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work jualin289 7/2/12 5:54 PM
Hi jxechelon,
Your problem is probably that you haven't installed the flash plugin. The latest Google Chrome comes with a flash plugin but this is the one that is giving everyone issues with fullscreen. Here is a link I found that might help you. Once you install the older Flash (11.2) then when you reopen Chrome and go to chrome://plugins you should see both flash versions, the 11.3 and the 11.2. You can then disable 11.3 and enable 11.2 and restart Chrome. Hope this helps!

http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/install-adobe-flash-player-10-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel/

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work pjskyboy 7/8/12 9:11 AM
This advice worked for me - turn off the libpepflashplayer.so and you will get full-screen viewing back when viewing in Chrome.

Alternatively, use Firefox, that does not exhibit the same problems with full-screen.

chrome://version gives:

Google Chrome        20.0.1132.47 (Official Build 144678)
OS        Linux  
WebKit        536.11 (@121111)
JavaScript        V8 3.10.8.19
Flash        11.2 r202
User Agent        Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/536.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/20.0.1132.47 Safari/536.11
Command Line         /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --flag-switches-begin --enable-sync-tabs --flag-switches-end
Executable Path        /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
Profile Path        /newhome/pjj/.config/google-chrome/Default

Linux distro: Ubuntu 12.04

FF: 13.0.1

Could not get any sense out of Opera....

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work sawtoothX 7/13/12 11:42 PM
I confirm that for me in Ubuntu 12.04, with Chrome 20.0.1132.57, enabling the old Flash version restores full screen functionality in flash videos.
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work teancum144 7/25/12 11:53 AM
To bring attention to this issue (92431), please go to the following link and click on the star:
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Re: Fullscreen videos don't work PlainRane 9/12/12 5:31 PM
I was also having problems with full screen: Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Chrome 21.0.1180.89

In my case, it would go into full screen, but only half the picture would be on page. Disabling the flash plugin per Anton's instructions did fix the problem, for the most part. The only issue I have now is that it sometimes goes full screen into the wrong screen. I use dual monitors.

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work Harendra87 9/15/12 12:14 PM
Here's the solution -

1- Type chrome:plugins on your address bar.
2- On the right hand side corner click details. It will expand all the plugins.
3- Inside flash check how many versions of flash are installed.
4- If there are more than 1 versions of flash, disable all the files except the latest one.

Good Luck...

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work Dezzy-95 9/18/12 7:32 PM
Thank you Harry_97.  This totally fixed my problem.  I was able to watch video from Chrome, but when I would go to full screen it the video would start to play slow.
Re: Fullscreen videos don't work bdizha 9/20/12 1:25 AM
On Friday, 29 June 2012 15:07:09 UTC+2, shakein  wrote:

> Is there any possibility that they are going to fix it, or should I find another browser?

Please note these issues take a while to get fixed, but they eventually will be.

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work TLATER 9/21/12 8:19 AM
I have the same problem, though in chromium. I start it with pepper because the normal flash plugin completely messes up colors...

Is there a better solution than disabling hardware acceleration (which lags) and just using the normal plugin again?

Re: Fullscreen videos don't work eddy.blum 9/24/12 3:20 AM
I can confirm this solution works for me, Thanks. Opening up firefox everytime I want to open a video full screen has been doing my nut in!

My system is Google Chrome 21, Debian squeeze 6 64 bit and a NVIDIA Xinerama Multi Screen Set up. Adobe scaling of videos was not working.  Disabling libpepflashplayer.so after click details in the top right page of the about plugins page solves all my issues.

Thanks