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    I've got a few movies on my phone - full length ones. I like to watch them when I have downtime waiting at the airport and stuff but I rarely can watch a whole movie at a time. Is there any better player or app that will pick up where you left off after switching apps?

    Example - I'm halfway through watching a movie, and I need to check email and hit home and read email. If I hold down the home button, I see the app for Files which I used to find the movie in the first place. If I navigate to the movie file and click play, it starts over at the beginning. I also downloaded the Gallery app that I had with the OG droid and the same occurs there.

    I want to say that with the OG droid, I could hold down the Home button and switch between apps and not lose my place in a movie, but maybe I'm just thinking I could do that.

    Any suggestions? For now everytime I need to do something else, I have to memorize how many minutes into the movie and then switch tasks.
     

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    OK, I just started trying the MX Video Player (FREE) and I already see something I have been looking for...I can REVERSE the landscape so that I can have the Cable Charging Port ON THE TOP, instead of below. Love that!

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    I hope to see Netflix make a change to their app so that I can charge the Bionic when watching NF. Someone was asleep at the wheel when they limited landscape viewing to just one direction, on NF.
     
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    Not to Hijack the thread, but after finding out I can flip the orientation with MX Video Player, I did some searching, and I found:

    Orientation Control $1.40
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.coinsoft.android.orientcontrol&feature=search_result

    Let's you lock the screen in whatever view you want. I just bought it and tested it on Slingplayer and HBO GO and it worked perfectly. I will try my Netflix next but it will work, I'm sure. Put the charging cables inputs on the top when set to "Reverse Landscape".

    I think they do that on purpose (putting inputs on the bottom) to force you to buy a dock IMO.
     
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    Not to Hijack the thread, but after finding out I can flip the orientation with MX Video Player, I did some searching, and I found:

    Orientation Control $1.40
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.coinsoft.android.orientcontrol&feature=search_result

    Let's you lock the screen in whatever view you want. I just bought it and tested it on Slingplayer, HBO GO & Netflix and it worked perfectly. Put the charging cables inputs on the top when set to "Reverse Landscape".

    I think they do that on purpose (putting inputs on the bottom) to force you to buy a dock IMO.
     
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    I look forward to hearing how it works with NF. thanks.
     
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    Works Great on NF! I was just watching Star Trek Voyager on Reverse Landscape while plugging in the power at the top of my Bionic while it lay on it's side.
     

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