[SOLVED] DVD Video Only Runs at Fullscreen

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If you’re on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), the Multimedia Systems Selector is hidden. You will need to enable this first.

Enabling Multimedia System Selector

  1. Goto System -> Preferences -> Main Menu
  2. Browse to System -> Preferences section
  3. Check the box where it says “Multimedia System Selector”

Changing the Multimedia System Video Output

  1. Goto System -> Preferences -> Multimedia System Selector
  2. Goto Video Tab
  3. Change the Default Output Plugin to “X Window System (No Xv)”
  4. Click OK & Restart Movie Player

Changing the VLC Setting

  1. Goto Settings -> Preferences -> Video -> Output Modules
  2. Check the box that says “Advanced options” at the lower right corner
  3. Change the Video output module to “X11 video output”
  4. Click Save

UPDATE:
Changing the Xine Setting

  1. Right Click -> Settings -> Setup (or Alt+S)
  2. Change “Configuration experience level” to “Expert”
  3. Goto Video and change “Video driver to use” to “xshm”
  4. Click Apply, Close then restart Xine
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