Playback controls hide too fast

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Chaos Reigns, May 2, 2015.

  1. Chaos Reigns macrumors newbie

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    Recently I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 7.1.2 and there I'm having a big issue with playback controls with media.

    I'll explain as best I can.

    What I do is record videos of random stuff: cars on the road, nature, whatever, and what I used to do is play the video from the camera roll/photos and be able to hit the pause/play button very quickly. This would create a somewhat "stopmotion"-like video. I would do this to find a perfect frame in the video to then screeenshot and use as wallpaper, or throw into photoshop and make something of it.

    After upgrading to iOS 7.1.2, when I hit the play button, it automatically goes into full-screen mode which hides the pause button until I tap the screen again and hit pause. This results in a lapse of 2-3 seconds which is a LOT of frames being missed.
    The scrubbing option is too sensitive as an alternative.

    I have jailbroken my device, so I am wondering is there any tweak or an external video player that will let me use videos in my camera roll and not instantly hide the pause button after I hit play and go into fullscreen mode.
    Either one is fine: tweak or external video player.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Chaos Reigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found an ok external video player off of Cydia that does the job but poorly. It has a good 1 second lag betwen play and pause.

    The best solution would be some kind of app that would just let me go through a video frame by frame.
     
  3. mattyu007 macrumors member

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    I'm not sure if this works in iOS 7, but in iOS 8 in the Photos app, if you hold down the video scrubber for a few seconds, the video preview behind the scrubber "zooms in," and you can scrub through the video more slowly.
     
  4. Chaos Reigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes that happens on iOS 7 but what I meant by in the OP by scrubbing is too sensitive is just this. The zoom in on the video timeline makes it so even a slight rotation of my finger by what seems like less than a milimeter results in a change in frame.

    Still looking for a good alternative. Not so happy with VPlayer as a cydia alternative.
     

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