iOS Picture in Picture support


Are you looking at implementing the IOS9 picture in picture support for Infuse Pro users? It would be great to be able to watch some tv or movie while browsing the internet all on the one device.


Question, does Picture in Picture even support non-native video / audio formats, or does the format have to be a natively supported IOS format? Is that why you have not implemented it yet?

Right. Apple has strict limits on what can be displayed using PIP.

As of right now, it’s the native player or nothing. :frowning:

That’s clearly not true. Many apps with third party video players have already implemented PiP. For example, Protube has it.

It’s one thing to be limited by apple’s restrictions, but you guys are simply making excuses not to implement this feature at this point

This is a big one. Please please please

+1 here for sure. Picture-in-picture would be super awesome or at least split screen. And I wonder if James was stating that apps that can use the PiP must use the native player that’s built-in to the core OS via API’s and Firecore built their own video player and is not using the embedded iOS native player.

But please guys give us at least the split screen.

Many good things coming in 4.3. :wink:

Thanx James! You and the FireCore team are the best! Can’t wait! Especially since I have been living part time on airplanes and using Infuse 90+% of the time! Best media player app out there! Been asked what I used and recommended Infuse so many times really hope you guys have sold more apps! Keep up the great work dudes!

Thanks what about subfolders ?

It didn’t make it? I was anxiously awaiting 4.3, but now that it’s out I can’t seem to find PiP support. :frowning:

Not quite. :frowning:

PIP and Split View will be available this fall. :wink:

Awesome. Can’t wait. Sucks having to use… well, inferior… players on my iPad Pro. :slight_smile:

Anything new regarding pip nad split view?

I’m also waiting and signed up just to leave this message :smiley: hope we gonna get it soon :slight_smile:

So um… is this coming to v4? Is it even in the new v5?

It will not come to v4 as that is not going to get new features.

It is available in v5 if you have recent enough hardware that it supports PIP.

Ah so now we know why it took over a year to implement and didn’t make it into v4.3 as heavily suggested earlier in the thread: wanted to make a bit more money.

I don’t have a problem with them doing this, they need to make money too, but why is the in app-purchase for the free v5 $10 aud and the outright v5 version $20, can you explain the difference between them please?

In addition, the only reason I would get v5 would be if it support non-native video formats with PiP, so can you confirm, that PiP mode supports Dolby (ac3 audio) as well as all the other formats please?

For everyone else’s benefit, the answer appears to be No, if I play an MP4, Picture in Picture is available, if i play an AVI which is playable in Infuse (non pro), there is no option to play PiP.

To prove a point, if I try and play a file which uses Dolby (supported by pro only) it warns me and tells me I need to buy the pro version. So there really isn’t any point in buying the pro for PIP because there are plenty of other players out there that can play the natively supported videos with PIP and that is all Infuse 5 seems to be able to do anyway.

Can you elaborate on this at all firecore please?

Ok, after some more investigation, i have more information.

This information has been found by me using trial and error, so it may not be 100% correct…

  • PiP video is supported with any Container format (MKV, AVI, MP4, M4V) but only if the encoded Video and Audio format is natively supported by the iPad. So it will play MKV and AVI, but only if MPEG4 video and AAC or MP3 Audio is used.
  • PIP mode seems to work by streaming a block of video at a time to the API, looks like it might be 15 seconds?
  • As before Infuse 5 does not support some proprietary audio formats out of the box, pro is required for this (which is understandable, e.g Dolby, AC3).
  • I can’t test it without buying, but I would be surprised of non Natively supported video formats are able to be used with PiP with the PRO version as well, however, maybe someone who purchased it can test for us?

Video formats supported (from Apple website):

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format