'NoPlayerBlur' Removes the Blur From the iOS Video-playing Interface
If you watch a lot of videos on your iOS 7 device using the Videos application, or another method of watching video that uses iOS' default video player, then you are probably familiar with the blurred interface that brings up all of the media controls, display controls, and a way to stop watching the movie.
If you're not a fan of the blurred interface, then you can use a new free jailbreak tweak called NoPlayerBlur
by iOS developer evilgoldfish to remove the blur effect and modify the transparency of the interface to make it look the way that you want it to look.
NoPlayerBlur adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, as well as configure the transparency level of the video player interface:
It's worth noting that the changes you make here only take effect when you close out of your video-playing application(s) from the App Switcher and re-open them. Luckily, you won't have to wait for a respring to save your changes.
NoPlayerBlur's transparency option works great for movies that are darker where the text on the buttons and the button glyphs are harder to see. With it, you can brighten up the interface while sill removing the blur effect.
If you would like to give NoPlayerBlur a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak requires iOS 7 to be installed.
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2