For a few years I have watched almost all television online. I absolutely love that the major networks now provide full content on their sites’. I also have really come to like Hulu. Ever since I nabbed the latest ATI drivers for my home PC I have noticed that the Hulu video player will randomly freeze only when in full screen mode. There is a simple solution to this problem. All you need to do is disable hardware acceleration in Flash.
To disable hardware acceleration all you have to do is right click on the full screen flash application and choose the “settings option.
The next step is to get to the hardware dialog section (I think its the box all the way on the left). Then simply un-check “Enable Hardware Acceleration”
This is a common issue that we have in the interactive exhibit business when we are doing a final installation. Just like when you watch a full-screen video on your computer in Flash; we deploy our museum interactives’ as full screen applications. Some times when deploying an application, it will appear to freeze or act in an unexplainable way. The usual fix is to disable hardware acceleration.