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greubel
Level 8

Video screen orientation

I have received a lot of videos taken with an iPhone in portrait orientation and most players will rotate the movie to the correct mode. When played back on the Roku, they end up in landscape. Is there something I can change in the code or do I have to continue to re-transcode them ?
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RokuKevin
Level 9

Re: Video screen orientation

The Roku box does not enable screen orientation control to scripts at this time.

--Kevin
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wheelermm
Level 7

Re: Video screen orientation

and 8 years later...
I have a new Sharp TV 7202X with recently updated Software version 8.0.0, build 4183. The problem continues. 
Portrait Photos on the USB stick are displayed sideways in landscape mode. It would be great if Roku media player could "enable screen orientation control" so that portrait photos would be displayed right side up. 
Vacation photographers (my family) are slowly beginning to understand the importance of taking photos (especially videos) in landscape orientation but everyone seems to prefer portrait these days because they will most likely view it on a smart phone in full screen portrait mode on the phone. 
The photos are displayed right side up on all the platforms I tested. 
Screen orientation control please. 
Thank You!
bmc98nu
Level 7

Re: Video screen orientation

How about at this time?
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lyge
Level 7

Re: Video screen orientation

So apparently ROKU doesn’t really care. So I think I will switch platforms. So sad because overall I find that this is an easier platform to use. You should listen to us and enable screen rotation. It’s not like you aren’t making money!!