Video player should have possibility to show progress bar without stopping the video

asked 2014-06-24 11:06:53 +0300

tokaru gravatar image

updated 2014-10-23 16:48:06 +0300

eric gravatar image

When playing a video from the gallery and wanting to use the scrub bar to fastforward/rewind (or just to check how much of the video is remaining), there seems to be no other possibility than to tap the display. As a consequence, the scrub bar is shown, but also the video is stopped. Another annoyance: when trying to resume the video by tapping again, often the tray pushes in from the side instead of starting playback again (when not tapping the arrow icon).

To improve user experience, I suggest to change this as follows (when video is playing)

  • 1st tap: display progress/scrub bar
  • 2nd tap: stop video, show tray
  • 3rd tap (anywhere in the video area, not just arrow): hide tray, resume playback

When there's no interaction after the first tap, hide progress/scrub bar again e.g. after 5 seconds.

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I totally aggre ! The progress bar using only the half of screen is really annoying too.

malibu1106 ( 2017-03-30 22:44:57 +0300 )edit

These are basic things they should care

sugashrajavelu ( 2017-06-13 05:33:06 +0300 )edit