[Mplayer-users] fullscreen change with new version?

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Sat Jun 30 14:31:52 CEST 2001


> I've noticed with both the xmga and xv -vo drivers that MPlayer 0.18pre3
> has a different behavior with the fullscreen (-fs) option than before. In
> previous versions (latest I tested was 0.17cvs-010618-23:45), full screen
> would fill the entire screen under xmga and xv, but now it's just a
> maximized window. Is this a bug? Or just a deliberate change? I liked the
> old fullscreen mode a bit better.

Yes, it's a bug. But not only our bug. We couldn't yet develop any
windowmanager-independent method to make window really fullscreen.
There was some version, but there are always users with problems.
I think the only solution is adding a new switch, for example -fsmode
to select which method should be used.

Unfortunately most common window managers aren't compatible with standards
or Motif wm. So standard ways to enable fullscreen doesn't work with them.
And non-standard modes not work for standard-compliant wm's.

> I'm running on a PII-400, Matrox G450, XFree 4.1.0 with DRI and Xv
> enabled, gcc 2.95.3-release, Linux kernel 2.4.5, with the mga_vid module
> (of course). It's technically RedHat 5.1 but I've upgraded all the
You missed the only important thing here: what window manager are you using?

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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