Support Picture-in-Picture mode for video playback in addition to full-screen




Audio/Video: Playback
2 years ago
8 months ago


(Reporter: potch, Unassigned)


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2 years ago
Several browsers now support a common video playback behavior where a user wants to watch an embedded video while continuing with other tasks, offering a "picture in picture" mode in addition to full-screen mode. In this mode, the video playback appears in a small always-on-top overlay on their desktop. This can be re-positioned to the various corners of their display. This is a nice multitasking-friendly alternative to full-screen playback.
(In reply to Potch [:potch] from comment #0)
> Several browsers

Can you give an example of a browser?
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Comment 2

2 years ago
* Opera:
* The upcoming macOS Sierra's Safari has support for PiP:

I expect that Chrome/YouTube will me-too the feature as well if it proves popular.
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Jean-Yves - can you take a look to see if you think we should do this?
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Priority: -- → P3
We have a way now to play a video in a minimized floating window.. not sure if that qualifies as a solution...
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