> This is one of those silly little annoyances in Linux: if you install mplayer from repository, it won’t play movies in full screen mode. When you tell it to go to full screen (by pressing “f”), it just makes the background black on the full screen, and leaves the movie the same size. Utterly useless.
However, there’s a very simple fix: simply edit your mplayer configuration file. In Ubuntu, it looks like this:
username@computer:~$ cd .mplayer
username@computer:~/.mplayer$ sudo gedit mplayer.conf
To the end of the file, add the line:
All done. Once you start mplayer the next time, it’ll go to full screen mode.