Airplay to XMBC videos not rotating - it's upside down!! - Printable Version
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- GuyJustHere - 2012-02-10 17:49
my fix is to rotate lock my Iphone in the correct orientation before beginning the AirPlay session...
RE: Airplay to XMBC videos not rotating - it's upside down!! - rangerdave - 2012-04-08 15:43
Doesn't seem to work for my GuyJustHere. The video on the tv is still upside down regardless of rotate lock on my iPhone, and regardless of which orientation I use to play the video on my iPhone. I don't really see how the rotate of the video would matter, it is the player software determining the top and bottom, not the rotation of the iphone when using airplay.
Since apple tells everybody to shoot videos and photos with the volume buttons on top, all my videos and photo's are effectively "upside down". But the photo's show correctly, so part of airplay in xbmc must be reading the meta data correctly and flipping the display. Just not with the video.
oh well, it was a neat concept.
RE: Airplay to XMBC videos not rotating - it's upside down!! - Memphiz - 2012-04-09 01:55
I still don't get why its so hard to hold the phone in the right orientation during recording, but we are already working on a solution (there is even a trac ticket and we pulled some of the needed code into mainline already. "only some opengl magic" for doing the video rotation on the GPU and we are done).
RE: Airplay to XMBC videos not rotating - it's upside down!! - rangerdave - 2012-04-15 17:49
According to Apple, the "right orientation" is with the volume buttons up. Since you can use the volume buttons as the start/stop for video and for taking a snapshot. It is much easier than having to use the touch screen to start and stop. I can start and stop video without really looking at the phone since I can use a physical button.
Unfortunately that is not the way the sensor is oriented. So yeah, if apple is promoting that orientation (which you can clearly see in all their advertisements where they show the camera being used) they should have flipped the dang sensor. Because they didn't do this, I not have tons of videos that look right in apple software, but not in anything else. Luckily uploading to youtube orients the video correctly.
Thanks for working on a solution Memphiz. I'm excited to try it out.