1. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Just so I'm crystal clear on this subject. Is the native default video player for BlackBerry 10 unable to play when in active frame/background?

    Anyone know of a good alternative video player that is able to do this?
    08-05-14 04:43 PM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Correct it does not play in an active frame. And why would you want to watch a video the size of a postage stamp? The active frame is pretty darn small, no?
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    08-05-14 05:37 PM
  3. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Correct it does not play in an active frame. And why would you want to watch a video the size of a postage stamp? The active frame is pretty darn small, no?
    I obviously don't want to watch the video in active frame. I just want the audio to continue playing.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    08-05-14 05:40 PM
  4. pttptppt's Avatar
    Correct it does not play in an active frame. And why would you want to watch a video the size of a postage stamp? The active frame is pretty darn small, no?
    I know that sometimes I'm watching a movie that I downloaded and while they're talking, I like to respond to emails or search the Web quickly and then get back to the movie. I don't like pauses in the movie soundtrack so I really wish they made it run in the active frame

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    08-05-14 05:46 PM
  5. m3mb3rsh1p's Avatar
    You can use the BB10 browser to play the file.

    Type "file:///" in the URL box. This will show you the root file system.

    Navigate to the file location in /mnt/sdcard@/external_sd@/ and play the file. The browser usually continues to play audio in the active frame.

    I just discovered this and am seriously impressed with yet another awesome feature of our browser!

    I Mean seriously BlackBerry, why do you try so hard? *sniff* *sniff* I love you so much.
    Last edited by m3mb3rsh1p; 08-05-14 at 08:37 PM.
    08-05-14 08:22 PM
  6. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    You can use the BB10 browser to play the file.

    Type "file:///" in the URL box. This will show you the root file system.

    Navigate to the file location in /mnt/sdcard@/external_sd@/ and play the file. The browser usually continues to play audio in the active frame.

    I just discovered this and am seriously impressed with yet another awesome feature of our browser!

    I Mean seriously BlackBerry, why do you try so hard? *sniff* *sniff* I love you so much.
    This is pretty neat. However when I navigate to the file and click on it. I get the following message.

    Play Video in Background?-img_20140805_212556.png

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    08-05-14 09:26 PM
  7. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    While m3mb3rsh1p is right in the sense you can navigate the BB10 directory in the browser.

    He or she is wrong saying you can play the file in it.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    08-05-14 11:46 PM
  8. m3mb3rsh1p's Avatar
    I am able to play the video I have on my SD Card using the browser. There must be something else preventing you from doing the same.

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    08-06-14 03:16 AM
  9. Uzi's Avatar
    I love kabuki nice pic!

    Posted via CB10
    08-06-14 03:26 AM
  10. Varun Naive's Avatar
    I am able to play the video I have on my SD Card using the browser. There must be something else preventing you from doing the same.

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    Excellent.!!!
    I tried it and I wondered it worked on my STL100-1 ...
    Thnx

    ZeE 10 STL100-1
    08-06-14 03:54 AM
  11. ladeberry's Avatar
    awesome, neat trick , thanks dude
    08-06-14 04:08 AM
  12. Bungalow_Bill's Avatar
    I use an app called Playback Plus which is excellent. It has a few advantages over the stock video player, one of work is that it will continue the sound in the background. Another one is that you can tap a button to turn off the display and save power (e.g. music and lectures).

    Posted via CB10
    Heinz Katchup likes this.
    08-06-14 08:33 AM
  13. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    I am able to play the video I have on my SD Card using the browser. There must be something else preventing you from doing the same.
    Upon further investigation it appears that m3mb3rsh1p is correct. But with one caveat. The video you play will not work if the file is in a folder within the main folder it resides.

    So if you're playing a video file. It must be inside the main Videos folder only. Not another folder within Videos. It's just to deep for it to play I guess.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    Last edited by Heinz Katchup; 08-06-14 at 12:41 PM.
    08-06-14 12:20 PM
  14. ladeberry's Avatar
    Upon further investigation it appears that m3mb3rsh1p is correct. But with one caveat. The video you play will not work if the file is in a folder within the main folder it resides.

    So if you're playing a video file. It must be inside the main Videos folder only. Not another folder within Videos. It's just to deep for it to play I guess.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    In. My case tho, the files in the main Video folders are tthe ones not playing, other folders play just fine

    Posted via CB10
    08-07-14 02:16 AM
  15. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    In. My case tho, the files in the main Video folders are tthe ones not playing, other folders play just fine

    Posted via CB10
    If you give me the exact path/location of the file your trying to play. I'll tell you why it's not working.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    08-07-14 02:53 AM
  16. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Just want to thank m3mb3rsh1p again for this tip. You can also still use the browser as well when watching video in it. You just have to swipe down from the top in the browser. To minimize the video so you can open a new tab.

    Also want to say. I'm using WiFi direct for the first time with my X10. Watching a video pod cast broadcast through my WD Live device. In this case you can minimize the native video player to active frame and it will still play.

    Giving you the ability to watch your videos on the big screen while you post on CrackBerry. Truly Wicked!

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    08-09-14 03:11 PM

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