VLC rMBP 13" full screen white 'pixel' right corner

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  1. Omnirai macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I've got some 'strange' error with VLC when playing a tv show/movie in full screen mode. I got some really small area of 1 or 2 white pixels in the right down corner of my screen.

    When opening a blackscreen youtube vid in full screen, its not there. Opening a black image file, move it to the right corner, its not there..

    When using another playback program, its not there..

    Anyone has the same 'problem'? Its a bit annoying since most movies have a black band, and when the screen is at a fairly high brightness in a dark room, its clearly visable..

    (I have deleted and installed VLC again, no use)

    Yes, I'm (a bit) OCD, FML.


    Thanks ahead
     
  2. Merode macrumors 6502

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    I have similar issue but with YouTube app (can't remember name). There was update yesterday and after installing it I can see two (at least I think it's two) white pixels in left and right bottom corners.

    It doesn't happen with any other app - I guess it's app's issue. Might be same with VLC.
     
  3. Omnirai thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah its very strange.. I just tried "MPlayerX" for video playback.. No white "pixels" in right bottom corner, then opened the same file in VLC + QuickTime, there the white pixels are showing

    Anyone idea whats going on? Its app related? Or is it my haswell 13 mbp?
     
  4. Merode macrumors 6502

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    Since it doesn't happen with every app and for me it appeared only after updating app - it's 100% software side issue.

    It's a little distracting, but for me it's ok-ish.
     
  5. Omnirai thread starter macrumors member

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    Can someone do me a favor and check it on their haswell 13" rMBP:

    -Mavericks, with all available updates
    -VLC 2.1.1
    -Person.of.Interest.S01E08.HDTV.XviD-ASAP.avi (or any other .avi or .mp4 file, seems to appear on every video that I play)
    -on full brightness and preferable no direct sunlight on your screen

    Is it happening to me only or everyone?

    example
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  6. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    I get exactly the same on VLC. Was watching Vikings a couple of nights ago and noticed it.
     
  7. Omnirai, Dec 2, 2013
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    Omnirai thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! (so there is no need to return my rMBP)
     
  8. syfoon macrumors newbie

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    Hi there. I have the same issue as well until I had I found a work around which is maximize the window first by clicking the green button on the top left and then go into full screen mode. It only seems to show the little pixels when you go into full screen from windowed mode. Let me know if it works for you.
     
  9. Omnirai thread starter macrumors member

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    Heya!

    Yes, pushing the green + first did the trick from preventing the white pixels in the corner in full screen mode! Thanks man, now I can use my VLC again :D
     
  10. BurningSnowman macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that workaround! I've just found another more enduring fix I think, which is to turn off 'Use the native fullscreen mode' in Preferences > Interface.

    I guess there is some downside to not using native that I don't know about, but it all seems smoother without so far.

    (This required a restart of VLC to kick in.)
     
  11. AndrewS macrumors member

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    FWIW - I have had strange slowness and issues with the latest 64 bit versions of VLC with network streaming (Mavericks) - not sure about the white dot...

    I downgraded to the latest 32 bit version of VLC (2.0.10) and it's MUCH better for my purposes.

    You might want to download that and see if the white dots in the corner are still there.
     

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