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Fullscreen playback for youtube videos

asked 2013-12-28 15:32:00 +0300

Bale gravatar image

updated 2014-02-13 18:18:50 +0300

veskuh gravatar image

Would be great to be able to watch youtube videos in fullscreen (possibly landscape), currently they look small in the stock browser.

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I think this is connected with the general landscape mode in browser request. Once it is there, the FS playback in browser will be natural.

zlatko ( 2013-12-28 15:54:39 +0300 )edit

Not necessarily. The video streaming playback can be done in its own window instead of the browser, so it doesn't require the full landscape mode. Plus, even if the browser is in landscape, depending on the page the video may be scaled to less than the screen and you may not have the option to zoom.

Bale ( 2013-12-28 15:58:26 +0300 )edit

YouTube videos at least at the YouTube site in Sailfish browser are scaled to the full width of the page. There are problems though, like sometimes the share/whatever buttons remain on top of the video even when it's playing.

hana ( 2013-12-29 08:46:10 +0300 )edit

yes, full landscape screen or/and windowed screen mode

redge73 ( 2013-12-30 04:28:41 +0300 )edit

Do we have a workaround at the moment? Maybe some android youtube app? I tried firefox for android, that did not work for me.

kylihars ( 2014-01-06 19:27:10 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-07 13:30:52 +0300

leszek gravatar image

I wrote a video player which is capable of watching youtube videos aswell in landscape mode: https://openrepos.net/content/llelectronics/lls-video-player In its current state unfortunately I don't think it will be approved for the harbour.

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answered 2014-01-31 19:00:08 +0300

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There is now landscape support in browser which should make things better ;)

software version, Naamankajärvi

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Are there plans to have a real video player UI in the browser like in iOS and Android, so that while the video can be viewed on the page, there is also a full screen button on the player?

Bulder ( 2014-02-01 17:50:35 +0300 )edit

you guys have this problem that videos on youtube wont fit to the screen in landscape mode?

ukithegreat ( 2014-02-04 15:15:06 +0300 )edit

Yes, I do.

Macilaci457 ( 2014-02-07 10:24:53 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2013-12-28 15:32:00 +0300

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