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ThePaladinTech

So apparently Plex on IOS has the ability to shrink the playing video into the lower left cornet while still playing the video. leaving you free to use other apps. Is this functionality available on emby? if so how do I do it. and if not is it on the 'to do' list?

 

 

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/get-floating-video-window-while-multitasking-your-ipad-ios-9-0162457/

 

 

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Luke

That's picture in picture. Yes we could do that if we used the native iOS player, but that has weaker format support which means you'd see a lot more transcoding.

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Spaceboy

That's picture in picture. Yes we could do that if we used the native iOS player, but that has weaker format support which means you'd see a lot more transcoding.

i think this needs to be offered as an option because people really value the pip functionality

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Stokkes

Hey @@Luke

 

The iOS version of Plex uses a new player as well (MPV) and can still maintain the overlay functionality. I'm not sure how they do it, or if they dynamically switch to the old, native player if the main Plex app is minimized while playing, but it may be worth looking into again.

 

PIP is great on the iPad and allows you to keep using your device while watching something. Would definitely be a welcome addition to Emby on iOS.

 

Thanks

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Luke

I believe they have an option to use the native player. It's something we can look at adding in the future. thanks.

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Stokkes

This is literally the last reason why I need to keep Plex around. I use my iPad a lot and not having the ability to watch videos while multitasking is a huge bummer

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valent0ne

I believe they have an option to use the native player. It's something we can look at adding in the future. thanks.

Please, I just switched from Plex and this is the only thing that I really miss

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Squee

Are there any updates on adding the possibility to use the native player in iOS/ iPadOS. The pip functionality is really important to me (even if this means I will have a much higher transcoding load.)

 

Thank you very much,

Squee

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Luke

Not yet, sorry.

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bezibaerchen

Any update here, especially under the light of iOS 14 which says to come with PIP functionatlity

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Devdroid

Any update now that the iOS 14 beta is out and available?  Would come in very handy on the iPads. 

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