Mouse cursor disappear on video playback on ubuntu 16.10 on vlc.

As I hover my mouse pointer over the video playback, the mouse pointer disappears eventhough when i move around the mouse cursor.


I had a very similar issue to yours, even the menus were being blocked by the video. Also, when I stretched my screen, the playing video stayed the same size and didn't stretch along.

If this sounds like the same situation you have, I was able to fix via this other SO answer (VLC not displaying video properly in FullScreen?)

@Huang Dongsung's answer:

In Tools > Preferences > Video > Output change to "OpenGL GLX video output(XCB), save and restart vlc.

If you use Intel GPU, following setting speeds up decoding. In Tools > Preferences > Input/Codecs > Hardware-accelerated decoding chant to "VA-API video decoder via X11"

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  • The Intel GPU instructions fixed the issue for me as well. – matt Apr 29 '17 at 20:22
  • It worked like a charm – Vagabond Jul 20 '17 at 12:50

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