VideoPane 2Today, Ryan Petrich teased his upcoming release, VideoPane2—the follow-up to the popular picture-in-picture video tweak for jailbroken iPhones. VideoPane allows you to multitask and watch videos anywhere on iOS.

Considering how much work has gone into VideoPane, and what it allows you to do, it wouldn’t be surprising if Petrich decided to charge for the update. However, the update will be free for those of you who purchased VideoPane in the past, regardless of when it was purchased.

The VideoPane 2 update features a redesigned user interface, and support apps that use DRM or apps that feature their own custom video decoding.

VideoPane is consistently one of the top jailbreak tweaks and often featured in our jailbreak tweak “best of” lists. It’s so good that Apple is implementing similar functionality in iOS 9. If you want to know more about VideoPane, then check out our full review.

Do you use VideoPane? Are you looking forward to the VideoPane 2 update?

  • Shaw

    Give up all the Tweaks require Activator dependency even if some of them are really awesome.

    • craiggiarc

      Why do you say that?

      • Ali

        (I think) He meant Gave up not give up. I have yet to utilize the features Activator offers (other than what tweaks automatically do), and I am okay with that.

      • leart

        some people want to install just this tweak, not this tweak+activator

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I agree Activator has become to prevelant. I personally do not like it. We need a alternative. Like there is a perfect new winterboard alternative.

    • Nevertrending

      I have never done this personally, but I believe if you hate having some dependencies like Activator installed with the tweak you want there is a way to remove them with “dpkg-ex”.

    • For me, activator is a must-have tweak. That’s the first tweak I look for whenever I jailbreak!

  • craiggiarc

    Downloading the Beta now, this is one of my top 3 tweaks everytime I jailbreak a device.

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  • Videopane is one of the main reasons I still jailbreak. I absolutely love it and it’s full screen scrubbing works way better than the native safari scrubbing.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      I think you mean it’s the only video scrubbing that works on iOS. The alleged “native” scrubbing doesn’t even work as you said.

  • Guy

    Video pane is one of my main reason I jailbreak

  • PJ

    Never used VideoPane because I never knew it existed! I think it’s an awesome idea to multitask with video on screen.

  • leart

    whenever i try to copy just the emoji on my ios 6 devices they will crash 🙂
    is this happening on ios 8?

    • Julio Hernandez

      Not at all

  • KarwanGhaffari

    of course>

  • Chris Ryan

    is the iPad air 2 supported? i don’t think this is all that practical on smaller screens…

    • kron1k 

      Works great on 6+

  • PJ

    So I just bought VideoPane and tried it with Netflix and YouTube but I didn’t get any prompt on detaching the screen. I must not be doing something right?

    • Nevertrending

      My settings were reset, so you might want to check if “prompt to detach” is still activated there. Personally I just like using activator gestures like slide over status bar to detach it when needed

      • PJ

        I don’t see any option for settings inside the settings app or in activator.

      • Screen shot your settings

  • n0m0n

    I purchased videopane But when I open a YouTube video I’m prompted to detach or cancel and a black screen detaches but it’s black no pic. What could be wrong?

    • Xee

      I think we are waiting for an update to the VideoPane to fix that.

      • n0m0n

        Thanks for your response I didn’t know that this was happening to others as well.
        Thanks again

    • Are you using the website or app?

      • n0m0n

        It automatically opens the YouTube app on my iph6.


  • iPhoneWINS

    great for ipad

  • nonchalont

    Videopain is awesome!! Just in time for football season. The NFL App doesn’t AirPlay, however with videopane, you can AirPlay the app. Great tweak Ryan! Can’t wait!

    • bert ernie

      How you go forward and backwards while watching a movie or tv show? The first videopane had that option in the videopane screen,, do you have to launch the app everyone you want to scrub the video now? That kinda sux,, I hope the option comes back in the next beta?

      • Man that was never an option bruh. You’re no longer in the app. It can’t play an app that isn’t running.

      • bert ernie

        I remember in the first videopane to be able to see the time and length of the TV show or video and forward or rewind it in the videopane screen itself to skip through commercials,, etc,,version 1.1.5,,even if the app was closed,,,this new version just has a bar on the bottom of the videopane screen with no option to forward or rewind the video itself

      • Oh yeah that you still can do. Just gotta make the video wide enough for the bar to fit.

      • Damn I see what you talkin bout folk. This new version can’t scrub, it seems. Thank God for the downgrade button. This upgrade was more of a downgrade than anything. Can’t scrub and can’t even close out the app without affecting the videopane.

  • Tylor Jackson

    I didn’t see VideoPane v2.0.0 beta on Cydia..but I see said still VideoPane v1.1.5. How you got a repo sources?

    • Blip dude

      Just google Ryan Petrich beta repo and you’ll find the URL.

  • :D

    On an unrelated note, the latest Activator update has been causing my phone (iPhone 6) to go into respring loops.
    Stay on the current version for now.

  • Blip dude

    Honestly, the update make no difference to my experience with the tweak. The tweak already does its job with no issues and it’s straight forward as well. I do welcome the change though.

  • iDude

    i challenge Ryan to create that on facetime video…. 😀

  • Sohail Wahab

    I had VideoPane installed even before iOS 9 announcement, I was kinda expected this when Apple introduced multitasking. But unfortunately iOS 9 is not going to run fairly well on my iPad 3, so I’m gonna stick with the jailbroken iOS 8

  • Blip dude

    Okay, after trying out 2.0 I downgraded back to 1.1.5 but granted this the first beta so I do expect changes by final release. My primary reason: I can no longer FFWD or RWD a video and no more video time length. Is this how it’s supposed to be in iOS 9?? If so, thanks for the head up. 2nd: I was no major changes so far. It still did not work with Videos that had different decoding, resulting in not getting prompted to detach. I’ll steer away from any future versions until I see the return of FFWD and RWD.