Video playback

Written by sven. Posted in features

Aaaand Action! Now uPod also pro­vides sup­port for video pod­casts. It brings a care­ful­ly designed por­trait and land­scape video view. In land­scape ori­en­ta­tion uPod uses every sin­gle pix­el of your screen to pro­vide you the best watch­ing expe­ri­ence — on devices with on screen nav­i­ga­tion but­tons (home, back, etc.) even those are hid­den. If you want you can also only lis­ten to your video pod­cast — sim­ply leave the play­back view or turn off the screen and the audio will con­tin­ue to play.

In this con­text I’ve also redesigned the audio play­back views to look more mod­ern and bet­ter uti­lize the avail­able screen space. I am still not hap­py with the views on 10″ tablets as there is a lot of free space, but I like them very much on the phone.

Here are some screen­shots:
Video playback in portrait orientationVideo playback in landscape orientation
Audio playback in portrait orientationAudio playback in landscape orientation