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19-07-2011, 01:37 PM
When I try to maximise a video clip in either youtube or any webpage the screen goes black and does not show the video. The sound still works but not the video. My laptop is running on Windows 7 but this also happens on my Vista desktop.

I am up to date with Java, Flash Player 10.3 etc.

Any ideas?? Thanks

19-07-2011, 02:46 PM
flash is up to v11 now

19-07-2011, 05:05 PM
Had this with XP a couple of times, try disabling hardware acceleration.

Easiest way to test - open the Youtube Video, right click the video / Settings, Bottom left Monitor, untick Hardware Acceleration - then go full screen. (See attachment)

20-07-2011, 10:03 AM
flash is up to v11 now
No, latest version on Adobe's site is

v11 is likely a beta or development build.

20-07-2011, 10:10 AM
[QUOTE=autechre;1033655]No, latest version on Adobe's site is

v11 is likely a beta or development build.[/QUOTE


i always get mine from here

20-07-2011, 10:35 AM
Hey spot on advice Wainuitech. You have solved the issue for me, thank you. Thanks to everyone else for their input as well :)

My kids will be happy now that they can see Gummi Bears on the full screen

20-07-2011, 10:40 AM
i've got hardware accelaration enabled on my laptop, never had this issue

20-07-2011, 10:53 AM
As I mentioned, had it in XP, but not vista or W7. Disabling hardware acceleration fixed it previously.

Seems the graphics cant handle it full screen sometimes, don't know if its the way the video is or what.

20-07-2011, 10:58 AM
It's a very odd situation. My netbook has ION 2 graphics which is quite powerful (for a netbook) and my desktop has a 1gb graphic card so I can't figure out what the cause is?? However I did start getting this issue after upgrading the Flash from 10.1 to 10.2??

Anyway, all solved for now. Thanks guys