More and more people are watching videos from their smartphones nowadays. Just because your phone’s screen is small, though, doesn’t mean you can’t get a great video experience, especially when viewing videos from a mobile browser. Here are some tips to help you get the most our of your mobile videos:
1.Watch the video in landscape and full screen mode
When you watch a video in portrait mode, it usually takes up half the screen at most. Many videos will have options to go into full screen mode to automatically go into landscape view. You can also enable auto-rotate on your phone and then turn the phone to enter landscape mode, or manually enable ‘Fullscreen Mode’ in a browser such as Dolphin Browser for Android.
2.Lock the screen orientation
Once you’re in landscape mode, consider turning off the auto-rotate option on your phone to prevent the phone from going back to portrait mode. This is helpful if you’re watching longer videos, or if you’re lying down while watching something (the phone’s sensors tend to act up a bit when you’re lying down).
3.Buffer the video first
If your network connection is not very stable, your video will stutter and pause a lot. To prevent further frustrations, play the video and then hit pause to let the video buffer and load. After a short while, hit play again for a smoother video experience.
4.Use headphones or ear buds
This option is mostly useful if you’re out and about while watching video content. In noisy environments, it becomes very difficult to hear the audio from videos, which is where headphones or ear buds come in handy. Additionally, this makes it so you aren’t bombarding other people with your content.
5.Install an AdBlock add-on
Some videos will play ads before the video starts. These ads can sometimes be intrusive, loud, or too long. To avoid this, try installing an AdBlock add-on to your browser. In Dolphin Browser, you can do so by navigating to the right sidebar, and then making sure the built-in AdBlock add-on is enabled.
6.Download the video beforehand for offline viewing
Most people watch videos on Wi-Fi to avoid using up too much data. If you need to go somewhere without stable Wi-Fi, though, you can still watch videos if you download them first. In Dolphin Browser for Android, you can download a Video Downloader add-on in order to quickly and easily download videos you want to save for later viewing.
With these tips, you should be able to maximize your enjoyment when watching videos on the go!