Video playback in Gallery: I do not understand it

asked 2015-11-30 22:57:49 +0200

SchröpfeMich gravatar image

Hallo! this is my first Post so please be forgiving :-)

I do not understand how should I use the Video playback in Gallery.

1) In old versions of Sailfish I could start the playback in half-screen mode (i.e. I could watch it on the right, and also mess with the menu on the left). Now any tap at the video area toggles the fullscreen/halfscreen mode AND ALSO pauses/unpauses the video.

2) More important: during Playback the navigation slider (which shows where the current moment of the video is) is invisible. To fast forward/backward to a needed point I have to touch the screen, and it immediately toggles the fullscreen/halfscreen mode AND ALSO pauses/unpauses the video (see #1). So it essentially means that I can't use the Slider in fullscreen mode, and I have to always pause the video to choose needed time point. The only way to see the slider in Fullscreen mode is to slide to the side when in fullscreen mode, then you'll see the next/previous video (in Paused mode). But as soon as you play the video, you'll lose this opportunity because next time you touch the screen, it toggles to halfscreen mode and pauses...

Anyway the point is that the Videoplayback Function in Gallery is very confusing for me and I would call it a Usability issue, but maybe I'm just an Idiot, hence the question title.

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Agreed - there are many corners of SailfishOS that need lots of 'polish'.

There are a few alternatives, one being LLs Videoplayer, found at openrepos; (0.9-9 latest), check it out, you might just like it! :)

Edz ( 2015-11-30 23:33:22 +0200 )edit

Thanks for posting this - I thought I was the only who does not like it :-) It is really stupid: Sharing the video is NOT the primary thing in my mind when I tap the screen. Scrolling backward or forward is. I watch IT training videos on my Jolla in the train. Handling of the video player is very awkward for this. Probably my daughter would find it more useful for sharing cute puppy videos.

StaticNoiseLog ( 2015-12-01 00:12:39 +0200 )edit