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Gallery app: option to continue video playback in active cover

asked 2013-12-26 00:52:01 +0300

Neo gravatar image

updated 2016-08-16 15:08:58 +0300

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When playing video from Gallery app and minimizing it to active cover, there should be an optional setting to let the video continue playback in the active cover (with cover action to pause and resume).

EDIT 3.2.2014. This possibility was demoed as a feature of the phone before its official release. Please see answer below.

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when, you mean playing video from gallery app, do you mean a video preview of the gallery? or actually opening the file (probably with a multimedia player)? iow: is this for gallery preview? or multimedia playback?

AL13N ( 2013-12-26 01:34:03 +0300 )edit

I mean opening a video file and after swiping to minimizing it to homescreen the video continues to play in active cover.

Neo ( 2013-12-26 01:39:42 +0300 )edit

@Neo which app plays the video file? is it the gallery app itself, or another app? (what name? native?) the problem is that your question is a bit unclear. if the gallery plays it, it's a gallery feature-request, if it's another app, it might be a bug in that other app.

AL13N ( 2013-12-26 02:33:28 +0300 )edit

The gallery app.

Neo ( 2013-12-26 09:29:14 +0300 )edit

I agree with Neo. Also, I can confirm that this also happens with android YouTube app (video stops in home view), but not with native browser, e.g. open a youtube video in browser and swipe the app away -> the video keeps playing.

thisisme ( 2013-12-27 09:54:31 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-20 00:35:29 +0300

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I don't know if you remeber, but this feature was demoed by Martïn Schule in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxv7iXwIgno

I found it pretty wieird when I saw that it wasn't doing it and first thought it was a bug but I guess it was removed :s...Hope this will be back very soon..

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If interested, this feature is shown at around 3:50 in the video.

Neo ( 2014-01-20 01:09:59 +0300 )edit

Yay, I also remembered that Demovideo and was quite wondering when I at first start of the Jolla wanted to demo exactly this feature to a friend without success... That was looking pretty stupid I bet...

ramoth ( 2014-03-01 02:40:32 +0300 )edit

They probably ditched it in favor of power saving when the application is in the background, although a simple cover action to resume playback would certainly do the trick.

Toxip ( 2014-10-08 01:09:58 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-17 23:02:37 +0300

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LLS video player can now play the video on the cover app.

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