VirtualBox

Ticket #3515 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

When running a flash video in fullscreen mode, the flash video hangs

Reported by: dandan Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords: flash fullscreen
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other

Description

I am running Ubuntu 8.10 64bit as a Host System and Windows XP SP3 Prof. as a Guest System. Watching flash videos like www.thedailyshow.com for example, all works fine until i put the flash video in fullscreen mode (not the whole vm, only make the flash fill out the whole window) As soon as i click fullscreen, it goes fullscreen but the video hangs, the sound keeps going normally but the video is frozen at the first frame, when i click "back to normal size" video resumes playing but video and sound are out of sync. I have attached my VBox.log in case that helps.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (39.8 KB) - added by dandan 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by dandan

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by dandan

Forgot to mention, i tried with IE and Firefox, both have the same issue. I also tried with Metacity and Compiz in the Host os, with and without nvidia driver enabled, also in and out of fullscreen mode of the vm.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by dandan

Uninstalling the Guest Additions fixes the Problem. So does disabling Hardware Acceleration in the Flashplugin options. So i guess it has some issues with the GA drivers.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by StopSpazzing

I also get the same problem running on 32bit host xubuntu 8.10 and guest machine Windows XP Pro SP3. Tested in both firefox and IE. Uninstalling G.A. fixes the issue.

Link to the forum topic (for more information on what was tested and tried):  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6861669&posted=1#post6861669

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by dandan

I had a friend with Debian Sid test it, it runs fine for him on his machine, may be an Ubuntu related Problem?

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by dandan

Flash also sometimes suffers from choppy playback and after watching severalkl minutes video and audio gets out of sync, disabling guestadditions fixes that too.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Ferite

I have Windows XP 32b hosted on Mac OS X 10.6.2 in VirtualBox 3.1.2 (guest addition installed) and I have same problem :-) Flash Video in full-screen is stalled only sound works.

comment:7 follow-up: ↓ 8 Changed 4 years ago by mudito

It seems from tests that I did that Any WinXP guest @any host (tried linux, XP, Vista and Seven as hosts) suffers the same problem.

I had to disabled Hadrware acceleration on flash in order to play youtube videos on full screen, and they play quite ugly.

Normal window is just fine.

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 7 Changed 4 years ago by momashi

I have installed VirtualBox 3.1.8 with additions 3.1.8. I still get flash freezing in full screen. I concur that stopping hardware acceleration is not an option. I got this error, using 32bit XP guest on windows 7 64 host, Kubuntu 10.04 64bit host, Kubuntu 9.10 64 host, Windows Xp 32 Bit.

If you press F11 (browser full screen mode) and zoom in on the video using Firefox or one of the zoom extensions installable in Firefox, you can see the movie very close to full screen size without the freezing effect. This means that the error is probably a very small bug that is easy to fix. Probably one line of code that needs to be changed somewhere.

Can you PLEASE fix it, I've seem postings that go back as far as 2008 about this bug...

Replying to mudito:

It seems from tests that I did that Any WinXP guest @any host (tried linux, XP, Vista and Seven as hosts) suffers the same problem.

I had to disabled Hadrware acceleration on flash in order to play youtube videos on full screen, and they play quite ugly.

Normal window is just fine.

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