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Full screen video won't play but normal mode will

By Buddha50
Jul 24, 2008
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  1. hey out there i am having a little problem my laptop will play video clips like youtube clips in normal mode( when i say normal i mean when it is not in full screen mode.) but when i open full screen mode for the clip it will play for a few seconds then stop and revert back to normal mode. Ummm? could it be a driver. though i did update my drivers. But that didnt work and i rolled them back, and did a system restore to see if i could just get it to work normally. no luck. any help would be appreciated guys.

    respectfully
    me
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Memory issue. Video graphics settings in Display will show the capacity in resolution. You likely do not have enough resources in your laptop to do the full screen at a readable resolution.
  4. Buddha50

    Buddha50 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    i am also getting a error saying display driver stopped responding and has recovered
    display driver r300 stopped responding and has succesfully recovered. yes i have updated the driver.
  5. irony

    irony TS Rookie

    I had that same problem for over a month and I finally fixed it. What I did was change my display setting. Colors was Highest 32 bit, and I changed it to Medium 16 bit. I never had that problem again so far and it's been a week now.
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