Originally Posted by pijalu
I suffer from same bug after disabling compiz...
Launching nvidia-settings and changing one setting (I usually change Flat Panel Scaling "Force Full GPU Scaling" then revert the change) "restore" the video playback to "normal" -> no need to restart X
Thanks for the tip pijalu. That works quite well for me in addition to saving me quite a bit of time restarting X and the NVidia driver.