Netflix won't stay fullscreen

By circusboy01
Jun 5, 2012
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  1. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    I'm not really sure. Iv'e installed codec for windows 7 before, and just like with the last one I installed the other day. I can't tell a bit of difference in how my computer runs. Sorry I can't be of more help.
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    I'm thinking your problem is video related, but not sure what else to try at this point...other than the following two things.

    Does enabling or disabling hardware acceleration in the Silverlight config makes any difference in Netflix streaming?

    Does disabling the codec pack resolve any video/DVD playback issues?

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  3. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    Not sure how to enable, or disable hardware acc.in Silver. Also don't know how to disable the codec pack. You say it might be video related.
    .All my youtube videos play in Real Player and Miro, on full screen, no problem. Of course that could be because they are only 21/2 to 3 minutes long. So maybe they just don't have time to mess up.There were some codec for windows 7 offered to me through.Filehippo in the past, that I did not download. Wasn't sure what they were Could it be that my problem is I don't have all the codec installed? .

    Now I have another problem. It just started happening with this post. So I'm not going to bother starting a new thread. My little blinking line keeps dissapearing. I can type about 2 1/2 to 5 words, and my keyboard stops working. I have to left click at the end of the last word, to get the little line blinking again, so I can continue typing. ???. .
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    You should be able to right click on the video to bring up the config screen. I tested it w/ this video : http://www.iis.net/media/experiencesmoothstreaming

    You probably have all the necessary codec installed. Otherwise you won't be able to play any videos. Whether those are somehow affecting the full screen playback of your DVD, I just don't know.

    Keyboards do fail. The volume dial of my current Logitech keyboard stopped working right a while back. I can't adjust the volume by one unit. For example, it'll go from 12 to 16, instead of 13. Took it apart & used compressed air, didn't work.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    Might it be an infection on his pc causing the playback problem? Just curious is all.
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    Doesn't hurt to do that and maybe even run something like CCleaner to tidy up the registry.
  7. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    Everyone. I appreciate all the time and effort you put in trying to help me with all of my problems. Hopefully those problems have ended.
    I finally got fed up. My Netflix wouldn't stay full screen, my Icons kept moving around on the desktop, had the Google that I really didn't think was Google, and finally my keyboard kept stopping after only a few words. The keyboard problem was the last straw. So I clicked on my Lenovo Rescue Icon, and brought my PC back to factory settings.
    I did have some problems at first, all my fault. I used my Netgear disk to connect to the Internet. Everything worked, or so it seemed. Blue light was flashing and everything. But I couldn't get online. .
    Started over. Sent my PC back to factory settings again. But the Netgear disk in again. Almost right away I saw what I had done wrong. I had clicked on WEP Phrase instead of WEP Key. A rookie mistake. Downloaded Uninstall a program, and got rid of Mcaffee.
    Installed and ran quick scans on all my Mal-Spyware. Google Chrome installed along with Avast.
    Went to TS and this is how far I have gotten so far.
    More after I install a few more things.

    Your right it probably was an infection.

    I run CCleaner every time I run my scans.

    Hi all. Me again. What a disaster. Not the computer everything is working fine. I'm talking about the flashdrive. I thought I knew how they worked. I guess I was wrong. I had put the flashdrive in. Clicked on everything I wanted to save on the desktop. Sent them to the flashdrive. Got my PC up and running again. Stuck the Flashdrive in opened it up. Sent everything from the flashdrive, back to the Desktop. Nothing worked I kept getting something like Path not available. Only more wordy than that. Where did I go wrong? Did I lose all the data, by removing the flashdrive, without using the safely remove flashdrive? Was the flashdrive, itself bad???
    Back to downloading a few more things. Gonna do Netflix next. I'll let you know if its fixed.

    Downloaded Netflix and You Tube. they both work great. But none of my youtube music videos was on Realplayer. I can get them again. No problem. It's just that I have to remember the songs, and it's really time consuming. CD's are worse. Now I have to get then out of my closet, and upload them onto my PC again ( I guess about a thousand songs or more. CDs out, and upload them all to the computer again. Oh well. . It's 4:14 AM Heading for bed. Thanks again for all your help. ;0)
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    If your computer had an infection & you saved everything to a flashdrive, you might of re infected the pc by reinstalling the stuff on the flashdrive. You should of ran scans on those flashdrives first.
  9. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    So if you open by your flash drive in Explorer, the files aren't there? If they are there, maybe try copying them to a folder & see what happens.

    Music videos not on Realplayer...is this related to files not being copied over? Or something different. I don't use Realplayer. Are you referring to something like files not in the library? I've deleted songs from my WMP's library, but the file itself is still on the HDD. I just didn't want it in the library.

    Good luck restoring/recovering all your files.
  10. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    NOW YOU TELL ME!!! Just kidding. I just ran scans,and it's clean ;0)
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    Very glad to hear that.
     
  12. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    First you have to download Realplayer. Then when you're watching a video on youtube, and you want to save it. You will see a little pop up above the video. with the Realplayer logo on it. says " download this video." You click on it, and when you're finished watching the video. You can open up Realplayer and there it is. I put the Flashdrive in, open it up. Click on Realplayer, or anything I sent to it. I get I get a notice. The one with the white X in the red circle.
    "Specified path does not exist" Like I said before. More wordy. But, that's the jest of it.
    This, to me is really stupid. Everything that I have redownloaded and installed. Because the Flashdrive didn't save them. Now they will open up in flashdrive. Fat lot of good that does. I already reinstalled them. The flashdrive was supposed to keep me from having to do that.
  13. mike1959

    mike1959 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,047   +15

    Hi, The icons on the desktop are not the actual music or video files,( unless you saved the actual file on the desktop), they are pointers to tell the pc where to find the files.
    The music files from a CD will look like; asong.cda or asong.mp3 or asong.wma and will have a file size of about 3MB for a 3 or 4 minute track. They are the files to save onto flash stick, and if you follow the Windows 'way' you will have saved your collection in the Music section. So the location will be C:\Users\youraccountname\music\asong.mp3.
    Of course you may have made folders for your music anywhere, in that case you can right click on those folders, choose copy, then open your flash drive and right click on it, and choose paste. Over they will go. (I.e using copy & paste to move your music files from C: drive, to flash drive.)
    * Just read your last post about saving video. If you download a video it will go onto the C:drive, and probably to 'downloads' if you have not changed the path. Then you can copy the video from that location onto your flash drive using Windows explorer or the copy & paste method.
  14. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    Okay. Here's where I made my mistake. About 2 years ago, when I got my first Flashdrive. I had put all my CDs on WMP. Then I put the Flashdrive in and sent WMP to it. Later when I opened up the Flashdrive and clicked on WMP, the files opened up just like I had clicked on the desktop Icon. I didn't realize it was because the files were still in my computer. I'm sure you can see how I could make that mistake.
    As far as the Youtube videos go. I just know that if I clicked the download this video popup. The one with the Realplayer logo, I could go to Realplayer and there they would be. Now this wouldn't work unless I already had Realplayer downloaded, and installed. So naturally I thought the transfer was strictly between Youtube, and Realplayer. Okay. now what exactly do I need to do to get the songs on my Flash drive So they will be saved in case my computer crashes,or I want to load them onto a different PC? I open up WMP Shade all the songs. Hit copy> open up the flash drive, E files. Click paste and that sends them to the flash drive. Right? Does the Flashdrive have to be in the plugged into the computer? Or do I just have to open the E drive?
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    I'm late as always but talking about RealPlayer, it was on this tower but I was having problems with it so I uninstalled it some months ago.
    SORRY, I never clicked on Post Reply so I don't know how this became a post.
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    From what I understand, ANYthing one downloads,goes somewhere on the C Drive. Even when you download using RealPlayer,it still goes to the C:Drive=harddrive. The folder is named RealPlayer,but its still on the C:Drive.
    So,if you want to put those videos/tunes on a flashdrive,put the flashdrive in your pc,RIGHT click the video/tunes folder & click copy. Go to your flashdrive & paste it in there. I know you're using W7,so I'm hoping thats correct.
    I've right clicked a tunes folder & clicked send to & pick a flashdrive/folder,but I'm on a XP Pro mce.:)
  17. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    Whichever flash drive you plan on using will need to be plugged in. In Explorer, select the files you want to copy to the flash drive, right click and select send to. Like what Learninmypc said. Or use some sort of backup program. Win7 has one build-in, haven't used it yet so can't comment. I use MS's synctoy.

    I'd suggest getting a 2nd HDD and store all your data (pictures, music, videos, etc.) on it and do regular backup. Or partition your HDD into C & D. C for Windows & programs, D for data. If you need to reinstall Windows, just wipe C drive. Data on D drive still there. Do regular backup, because if the hardware fails, you'll lose everything.
  18. ASDaDD

    ASDaDD Newcomer, in training

    Hit f10, then f11 if you still cant get it to stay fullscreen

    worked for me.
  19. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    I'm really bad at posting that a problem has been fixed. Sorry about that.
    Turned out that Windows just needed some updates.
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,753   +156

    Thanks for the update:)
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    Thanks. We're not perfect, just forgiven. :0)
  22. Glasher

    Glasher Newcomer, in training

    I recently found this thread because I have the very same problem when I stream Netflix. Have had Netflix for a few years, but the problem had just begun 4-8 wks ago. I have contacted Netflix several times as well. I read through all the posts and checked out all the things as you have. Then I finally got to the end of page five to discover you only needed to update windows. So I immediately went to update windows and discovered that, "There are no updates for your computer."
    So for me it's... Back to Square One. Unless there's something I've missed? I'm [ ] that close to going to a pay-for-fix site.
  23. justchillax

    justchillax Newcomer, in training

    So for those who can't seem to do the Right-Click Silverlight and select silverlight...

    Here's an alternate solution:

    Just watch whatever movie/show you want and then press f11 (if nothing happens click the searchbar and press f11 again). Then, make the movie fullscreen as you have normally done. Finally after the movie is in fullscreen, move your arrow to the top right corner of your screen and let it stay there. Ta-da! Enjoy your movie/show without the annoying constant fullscreen escaping...

    Also press f11 after you press escape if you want everything back to normal.

    note: f11 for most laptops has to be pressed simultaneously with "fn" usually found near "alt" and "ctrl."

    Cheers!


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