Why nobody complains about the video player?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Bladery, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    I mean you cannot even chose if you like to watch a video in HD or the resolution in general.

    This is really annoying as there are a lot of embedded videos e.g. on MacRumors and if you wanna watch them in HD, you need to go to YouTube...
  2. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
  3. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Imbedded videos play in HD. The only thing I've noticed is that if a video has a 60fps option the Safari video player doesn't play that and only will play the 30fps option.
  4. Bladery thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    it doesn't play in hd.

    and even if so, i wanna decide if hd or not
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Does anyone think it's time they ditched it for embedded videos in Safari unless you choose to play it full screen? Just play it in the embedded window like iPad Safari with full screen button, or how most apps like FB and Twitter do these days. We have bigger screens now, and besides, embedded windows often take up most of the portrait width anyway- opening it in the player in portrait doesn't improve the viewing experience.

    If they don't ditch it, they really need to introduce a better way to dismiss it rather than forcing you to reach for that Done button. I'm so used to dismissing with a finger swipe in other apps.
  6. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    I would love more effort be put into stuff like this. So many of the ergonomic frustrations with larger screened devices could be improved by better UI choices.

    There is a lot of UI that is stuck awkwardly at the top of screens as a carry over from a time when 3.5" was a considered a "large" screen for a mobile device.

    Likewise gestures like pull to refresh and swipe to navigate are great for one handed use but get added at a glacial pace.

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