Picture in picture makes it so hard to focus

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ghost31, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

    Ghost31

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    I like this feature a lot. I do. But I noticed whenever I have Hulu or something playing while I'm doing ANYTHING else (browsing, reading, writing, whatever) I lose focus and can't enjoy whatever I'm watching. I watched a couple episodes of some show in pip and didn't like it. Moved on. Saw the show again later on when I was actually paying attention and the show was one of my favorites ever. I'm worried I'll half ass a lot of these shows and movies and miss out on things I would have really liked. So for right now, I'm using pip less.

    Anybody else feel like this? Maybe I'm crazy
     
  2. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I'd never use it because I can't see the point.

    It sort-of made sense 15-20 years ago, on TV. You'd change channels in commercial breaks but keep the main program visible so you could "see" when the ads were over.

    I don't know. Maybe it's a comment on the poor quality of video entertainment these days?
     
  3. Aydy macrumors regular

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    My brain doesn't do multitasking :confused: so its one or the other for me. Nice to have the option tho
     
  4. willyx macrumors member

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    Hopefully for brainOS 10.0 we will have real multitasking.
     
  5. Xprmntr macrumors member

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    Agreed, I like to focus on stuff that commands full attention, but I do see the use case as far as listening to a video podcast or music on YouTube and news, maybe sports
     
  6. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    There are two times when I use PiP: when I want to lookup more information about what I'm watching, or when I've seen what I'm watching before enough that I don't have to pay attention to it to know what's going on. In the former instance, if I'm watching a movie or TV show and think I recognize an actor I might go to iMDB or Wikipedia to see if it's them. I also enjoy reading about movies/TV shows that I watch (production info, anecdotes, etc.) and sometimes will do that while I'm watching something.

    In the latter instances, if it's something I've seen a ton of times (like episodes of Star Trek, for instance) I don't have to pay that much attention to follow the story and can tune it out a bit while I work on other things but still have it as background noise. I used to do that a lot when I was in school and would do work at Starbucks while my wife was working a dog rescue event in the parking lot. I knew all the major beats of the story so I didn't have to pay attention to it to go along with it.
     
  7. ron7624 Contributor

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    I did pip once or twice, just to see if it worked. It did. It is not something I will use. Ever.
     
  8. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I agree if I'm watching a video, it generally demands my attention. However, it is definitely useful in certain instances. I think it's nice to have the option to just open email or a web browser and have the video shrink into the corner so it keeps playing. I don't think I'd ever use PiP for a long period of time, but for quick web or email checks while a show is playing, or to play brief news stories that don't need demand the full screen it's a nice feature to have.
     
  9. bushido Suspended

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    is it working for u properly on Hulu? mine seems to close it on every commercial break and between commercials and i have to resume it in full screen from before the commercial break again
     
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    I think PIP is nice to have. When I get important email with attachment and I need to call my friend via FaceTime to discuss about email attachment.
     
  12. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    I use PiP whenever I quickly need to do something that takes a short time, or when I play some silly game that doesn't demand attention, like Crossy Road or something.
     
  13. Ghost31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I had that problem before the last update. Looks like the new update fixed it for me.
     
  14. loveandhavefun macrumors member

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    First time I used it was watching some Coldplay music videos on the Youtube webstie, this worked pretty well for that. Other than that, distractin
     
  15. millydog macrumors regular

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    I like the PIP mode. I use it mostly for video podcasts and can have them playing while updating apps, playing a game, etc. I do find it doesn't work as well if I need to read text though at the same time since I end up focusing on either the text or the video....and when that happens, there is no rewind 30 second button in PIP mode....so I find that lacking. It is great for video podcasts though.
     
  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    That's the point. The silicon-based hardware and firmware is way ahead of the carbon-based versions.
     

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