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fullscreen flash vids?

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:32 am
by Ice9
Can any of you play youtube vidz fullscreen?
I have seen it on windoze boxes but I can't do it on any of my machines at home.

Is there maybe a config file I have to edit?
I haven't found anything about it on the net, except for some forum posts saying that fullscreen functionality wasn't available for the linux version of flash...

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:02 am
by JoeDude
I can in bothe debian and Ubuntu. I used automatix to install flashplayer and mplayer plugins for firefox. Once you get it up and running, you have to tell firefox to allow popups for youtube. Then, it's not truly full screen, but it is in a maximized window that takes up your desktop minus the task bars.

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:39 am
by Ice9
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, allow popup windows, that did it :D
Thanks man!

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:22 pm
by JoeDude

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:42 pm
by Tux
Press F11 in your browser for less clutter :-)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:57 pm
by Void Main
You can always save the *.flv files and play them in mplayer or xine full screen. It's a 2 step process but as long as youtube wants to force the use of a proprietary format/player then that's what we have to put up with. You could always complain to youtube. It probably won't help but if you do I will know of at least 2 complaints about the format (I've complained in the past).

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:34 am
by JoeDude
what are you using to download the video with? I have flashgot, dta, video downloader and something else, and I still have to got hrough this whole nut roll to get one ddown right.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:58 am
by Void Main
There is an extension for Firefox called "UnPlug" that works for me for saving the actual *.flv video files from youtube.

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:21 pm
by insomnia
You also have some online tools like this one:

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:56 pm
by JoeDude
Cool, Thanks guys.