By default when an orientation change occurs the current
Activity is destroyed and recreated. When retrieving and playing a Brightcove video, this causes the catalog request to be performed again and the
BrightcoveVideoView is recreated. This takes both time and bandwidth.
It's more efficient to handle the orientation change as a device configuration change. This keeps the
Activity instantiated, and just the layout is invalidated. To do this, you can modify the AndroidManifest.xml.
To make a device rotation a configuration change add the following code to the
<activity> tag in the AndroidManifest.xml.