Rotation Issues When Using a Modal MPMoviePlayerViewController

Number:rdar://8012810 Date Originated:2010-05-21
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iPad Product Version:3.2
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always

When rotating the device while a modal MPMoviePlayerViewController is being shown, the parent UIViewController shows up in an inconsistent state when the modal view controller is dismissed.

Steps to Reproduce:

1.) From within a UIViewController, open a modal MPMoviePlayerViewController instance.
2.) While the modal MPMoviePlayerViewController is shown, rotate the device by 90°.
3.) Dismiss the modal MPMoviePlayerViewController.

Expected Results:

Orientation of the UIStatusBar and UIViewController should match.

Actual Results:

UIStatusBar orientation and UIViewController orientation doesn't match (one is in landscape, the other in portrait).


Tested in a real-world project and a sample project using SDK 3.2 in the Simulator on two different machines, both running the latest version of Snow Leopard.

Tested using the real-world project on an actual device (16 GB WiFi).


I've attached a sample project to demonstrate this behaviour. Watch the console for orientation debugging output.

Open Radar:

Open Radar users may download the sample project at


I was able to obtain a successful workaround from Apple Developer Technical Support - details and code can be found on my StackOverflow question at

Entered a duplicate with Apple (8110799) thanks for documenting!

I'm also having this problem and have logged a duplicate bug report with Apple (radar number: 8102042)

By jmacmullin at June 17, 2010, 6:19 a.m. (reply...)

I am having this same issue. Any Help is appreciated. Alexandar, are you still experiencing this issue? If you have fixed it, can you please let me know how you solved it?

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