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#1 grenadecx OFFLINE  

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 07:07 PM

I think it would be quite useful to allow playback to continue in the background for videos. This could be a setting. Youtube is a good example on this when you're on a subscription.


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 07:09 PM

We do support picture in picture on android which will allow the video player to pop out and you can use other apps with the Emby video on top.



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 07:43 PM

Right, and that's great! But I'm not refering to the picture in picture, however it's also great that emby supports it :)

I'm talking about playback in the background when screen gets turned off.


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:18 PM

You're saying you just want to listen to videos?



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 10:22 PM

Well Yes? And also no.
 

When you're on the go a lot and you're watching something, just because you need to put the phone down temporarily for whatever reason really, having the playback interrupted is simply annoying. Having the playback be played in the background have multiple benefits. Playing a music video for one, listening to video podcasts is another. Maybe I'm the only one that consumes videos without looking at the screen all the time, in that case feel free to ignore the request. But I do think this is something that improves the application, very much the same way youtube improved theirs.

I guess if you somehow allowed thirdparty video players, same result could be achieved allowing someone to use something like mx player.


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 11:04 PM

Ok yes I think we should add this as an option. Does YouTube do it as an option?

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 11:12 PM

Thanks for considering it. And yes they do, I've added some screenshots for references.

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 12:16 AM

Ok thanks I think we can add something similar.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:02 PM

Awesome :)



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 09:12 PM

This will be on the app's beta channel soon.


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 04:24 AM

Awesome! I'll be sure to check once it's there :)



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Posted 27 April 2020 - 06:02 PM

Quick question - with the youtube option enabled, if you manually press the device power button to turn off the screen, does it still pause video like most video apps, or does it keep playing?



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Posted 27 April 2020 - 06:08 PM

It keeps playing. So when background play is enabled, turning of screen will not stop playback, and pressing the home button continues playback but minimizes to popup display and after that if you turn of it continues playing ad well.

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 06:09 PM

Ol great. thanks for the info.



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Posted 29 April 2020 - 10:39 PM

This will be on the app's beta channel soon.


Is this possible for the Chrome web player?

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 11:09 PM

Is this possible for the Chrome web player?

 

Only if the browser has an option for it, which i doubt. There's nothing the web app can do to force playback to continue when the screen is off.


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Posted 29 April 2020 - 11:15 PM

Only if the browser has an option for it, which i doubt. There's nothing the web app can do to force playback to continue when the screen is off.

 

Sounds good. Would be awesome to at least get it on the official Android app like Youtube, Tune In, etc! Thanks @Luke



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Posted 03 May 2020 - 02:28 PM

I saw that it made it's way into the beta now, awesome job!



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Posted 03 May 2020 - 02:29 PM

Let us know how you get on with it. Thanks for the feedback.



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Posted 03 May 2020 - 02:31 PM

I will, thanks a lot for listening to my request :)






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