[media player] Expected to be able to pause a video by tapping on anywhere of the video

Bug #1416048 reported by Florian Boucault on 2015-01-29
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Bill Filler
Ubuntu UX
James Mulholland
mediaplayer-app (Ubuntu)
Arthur Mello

Bug Description

Tapping anywhere on the video that is playing should pause it and vice versa.

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UX Comment:

Jim's recommendation aligns with the reviewed/ approved design put forward in the Media Service specification:


Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-02-12
Changed in mediaplayer-app:
assignee: nobody → Renato Araujo Oliveira Filho (renatofilho)

There is a conflict with this behavior and the current one.

The current behavior uses the click to show and hide the controls.

This new behavior will conflict with the old one, and the user will not have a way to show the controls.

I can change the code to show the controls if the video is paused or stopped but then the user will need to stop the video to seek on it. (because the controls will not be visible while playing).

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen)
Jim Hodapp (jhodapp) wrote :

It's up to the design team to decide on the desired functionality here.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - Expected to be able to pause a video by tapping on anywhere of the video
+ [media player] Expected to be able to pause a video by tapping on
+ anywhere of the video
Jim Hodapp (jhodapp) wrote :

My recommendation for functionality here would be to do what I've seen some other media apps on other platforms do: the first tap shows the controls, and a second tap while the controls are still on screen would pause. Once paused, the controls stay on the screen until playback starts again. The controls will automatically hide after a timeout if the user hasn't tapped the screen again.

Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen) wrote :

I agree with Jim's suggestion - let's make the first tap show controls

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen) → nobody
assignee: nobody → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Jim Hodapp (jhodapp) on 2015-04-30
Changed in mediaplayer-app:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in mediaplayer-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
no longer affects: mediaplayer-app (Ubuntu)
affects: mediaplayer-app → mediaplayer-app (Ubuntu)
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-12-02
Changed in mediaplayer-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: Renato Araujo Oliveira Filho (renatofilho) → Arthur Mello (artmello)
importance: Wishlist → High
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
milestone: none → backlog
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2016-01-10
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: backlog → ww08-2016
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2016-01-31
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: ww08-2016 → backlog
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