ABC App- No landscape mode?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by freewilly, May 1, 2010.

  1. freewilly macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    New Ipad owner- first Apple product ever. Installed the ABC player app and noticed that it will not switch to landscape mode when I rotate the Ipad. The Netflix app does- is this normal?
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I noticed that too. Glad I don't watch many ABC shows. :D
  3. hazmatzak macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2008
    Videos will play full-screen when in landscape. In portrait, video plays in the top half. The library UI is portrait only.
  4. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

    Peter Harrison

    Dec 24, 2009
    It should work in both portrait and landscape when you're watching an actual show, but when browsing the menu of shows and episodes it works only in portrait.

    Make sure you haven't accidentally hit the accelerometer lock switch.
  5. freewilly thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    Thanks- have not watched a show yet- just noticed that the menu page would not rotate- sounds like that is normal!

    By the way, I am very pleased with my new toy- only using wi-fi so far. One strange thing is happening, though. My wi-fi strength meter keeps dropping down to nothing, BUT I notice no slow down at all with the actual connection. I think the meter symbol is jusy flaky.
  6. phishindsn macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2009
    So you make a post about a feature you didn't even try to do? I don't quite understand that one.
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002

    Yeah, the menu screen is fixed in portrait mode but once you select a video you can watch in landscape or portrait.
  8. freewilly thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2010
    Well, it is not exactly intuitive that the actual show will rotate when the menu won't. Gotta love people with nothing to do but waste their time putting others down. To the rest of you- thanks!
  9. arcsbite Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    also....if you wish to watch in portrait, once the player has loaded simply pinch/stretch the video, it will get rid of the menus and play in the centre of the screen

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