Fix for Video Playback Problem in Compiz-Fusion

While running Compiz-Fusion, You wouldn’t be able to see any video play while either moving the window, viewing desktops in expo, 3d cube, or any other cool effect for that matter; instead you would see a blue screen, including when viewing in full screen.

* GStreamer Users (The default video player in Ubuntu, totem-gstreamer, and any video player that is based on the gstreamer backend)

  • Open a terminal and type “gstreamer-properties”. Press Enter.
  • Click the Video tab.
  • Under Default Video Plugin select “X Window System (No Xv)”.
  • Click Test to verify that video playback is working (you should be able to see the standard TV testing colour stripes).
  • Click Close

* VLC Users (VLC is not installed by default)