‘LandscapeVideos’ forces landscape mode when watching videos

By , Mar 14, 2013

LandscapeVideos

Don’t you just hate it when you’re watching a video, and it stays stuck it portrait mode due to the iPhone’s rotation lock being enabled? That’s incredibly annoying.

LandscapeVideos is a tweak that’s been needed for a long time — it forces your phone into landscape mode when a video begins playing, regardless of your rotation lock status.

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The tweak features a few settings within its preference panel. There’s an overall kill switch, and options to limit when the tweak takes action. You can set the tweak to force landscape mode only when your rotation lock is enabled, or have it always enabled.

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The last setting allows you to adjust the desired orientation to work on landscape left or landscape right. The direction is the side that the iPhone’s Home button resides on.

If you watch a lot of videos, and let’s be honest, you should be, then LandscapeVideos is a worthy tweak to check out. It’s available right now for free on Cydia’s ModMyi repo.

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  • Neil Popson

    I have wanted this for a very long time. It’s the reason I prefer certain apps over others (Air Video and the Youtube app do this already).

    • http://www.facebook.com/Club.morabeza Morabeza Brockton Ma

      Isn’t every video 95% YouTube videos

      • Neil Popson

        That’s why I said ‘Youtube app’.

        95% of the time I am in Chrome or Alien Blue. The video players in these apps do not force landscape mode.

  • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

    Ok look. There are silly “tweaks” and then there is this. This has got to be one of the most useless “tweaks” I’ve seen. I mean seriously, takes a second to rotate your phone. Rotation lock on? Ok, extra second to turn it off. C’mon now

    This is all my opinion of course.

    • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 rud0lf77

      You are right, it takes a second to rotate. Now imagine you are holding your device and then move it to show the video someone else: “Oh damn! It switched to portrait again!”.

      • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

        Is that the strongest argument you have?

      • http://twitter.com/Terry174 Terry174

        Your only argument contradicts the definition of the word “tweak”.

      • Guest

        I don’t need a stronger argument, I already know that you are either a hater or a retard.

    • Neil Popson

      This is me on a typical night:
      I’m laying on my bed browsing Reddit on Alien Blue or another site in Chrome. Rotation lock is on because I’m on my side. Go to play a video. Video starts playing in portrait. Open switcher or NCsettings (at this point the video will pause unless you have MC Pro), enable rotation, rotate my phone back and forth until the video flips to landscape, hit play, watch video, finish video, go back to app, orientation flips into landscape if it isn’t already, so I open the switcher or NCsettings again, disable rotation, and go back to using the app again. That is, until I start watching another video.

      Now tell me again why this tweak is useless…?

      • Dan

        well said, +1

      • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

        Because you massively complicated the issue. That’s why

      • Neil Popson

        You’re right. I should just get out of bed and sit up straight from now on if I want to watch a video. I wouldn’t want to install this useless tweak, or complicate the issue by constantly enabling and disabling rotation lock.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cameronrc Cameron Chao

        This tweak is a godsend for me.

    • Jeff

      It’s far from useless if you ask me. Who ever wants to watch a video in portrait mode? I can’t think of one time where I’d prefer to watch a video in portrait.

      • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

        Good point. Rotate the phone to aliviate the issue.

      • EpicFacepalm

        I do only when watching videos recorded with Display Recorder, which is very, very very rare.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539480065 Leslie Kwan

      Or you can install this tweak and not have to worry about it at all.

      • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

        You do realize that you would have to rotate the phone in order to watch the video in landscape anyway? Correct?

      • Lordthree

        That’s the point. If its locked, you have to unlock first, which is a huge pain in the ass.

      • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

        A huge pain in the ass? You may be slightly overstating

      • Nelson

        If you don’t like it just don’t get it, are you that miserable?

      • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

        Not miserable. Simply stating opinion….a point I made crystal clear from the start.

      • http://twitter.com/Terry174 Terry174

        Do you realise that when you lay down the phone is technically in portrait, but your body’s orientation is in landscape… This allows you to play landscape videos while you lay down. Which for some may be convenient.

    • EpicFacepalm

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kiefferbp Brian Kieffer

    Is anyone having the problem where no matter what orientation is chosen in settings, the video always goes in landscape left? I like having my home button on the right.

    • Lordthree

      Yep. I prefer speaker on the right as well

    • MHC

      No i use to watch videos on my iphone when im layin on bed so its annoying when i rotate my phone n video goes straight up

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    I been waiting for a tweak like this from Cydia for years.

    • http://twitter.com/Terry174 Terry174

      This wasn’t an issue before iOS 4.0. But I have hated it since it was introduced.

    • http://twitter.com/reloadedhead Tom García

      It’s available in flex too

  • Bob

    This might be a little off topic but does Auxo work in landscape mode? Because it doesn’t for me.

    • http://twitter.com/Cesuva Matthew

      If you enable it using Springtomize 2 or Zephyr, then yes. But it’s not designed for it and doesn’t work well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/devon.jerothe Devon Jerothe

    seems like all the tweaks made on flex are getting turned into cydia tweaks, this has been on flex almost since it came out. and i made a snapchat patch and almost a week or two phantom came out with the same features.

  • Kayla

    I already knew about this tweak before idb went over it. It’s a good tweak though

  • Hamza Qulatein

    Hey, I’ve been having a size mismatch problem ever since I jailbroke my phone. I can’t download any tweaks. Can anybody help?

  • http://twitter.com/x86tech x86tech

    Is there any tweak that restricts rotation in landscape only or portrait only? In technical terms, I want my iPad to allow rotation by 180 degree turns only when the rotation lock is enabled.
    ie. Landscape right to Landscape left when locked while in Landscape mode
    -or- Portrait up to Portrait down when locked while in Portrait mode