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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Rupster, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Rupster

    Rupster Lurker
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    I want to play a song through headphones on my phone and film myself singing along to it.

    I don't want the final video to contain any of the sound from the original song.

    Is there an app that will do this?


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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Screen recorder.


    It is ad-free, and can use the forward facing camera to record you.

    Android makes it very difficult to record from an internal source, and so it is typical for the sound to be recorded with the same microphone that you use when making videos or are on a call.

    I haven't tried what you are attempting, but I think that it should work.

    As long as your music player works in the background (most do) and you set up Screen Recorder correctly I think it will work.
  3. Rupster

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    Yes, that works :) Thanks for your help with that.

    Next I need to find a camera app that doesn't doesn't show icons at the bottom of the screen (like the record button and other text) as these are being recorded too.
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Are you still talking about the screen recorder app, or an actual camera app?

    The screen recorder that I mentioned does not do such a thing, as far as I know.

    If it does, then thereare settings as far as how to control the app, and I use the notification bar settings.
    All the controls are available on the notification bar, and only appear when I pull them down.

    After the recording is complete, I use the 'Trim' feature to edit that out of the recording.

    If it is an actual caamera app that you want, I use Simple Camera from Simple Mobile Tools.

    Simple Camera - Contains no unnecessary functions (A camera with flash, zoom and no ads.) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.simplemobiletools.camera
  5. Rupster

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    Thanks for your reply.

    It's the camera app that displays icons/buttons on the screen as it operates.

    I was hoping to avoid the need to crop the bottom off the video (that contained the icons/buttons) captured by the screen recorder by using a camera app that didn't display icons at the bottom.

    I downloaded and tried the camera app you suggested, but unfortunately it also displays an icon/button at the bottom.
  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I believe within the settings of that camera app, there is an adjustment to turn the control icons off.

    If this doesn't work, I use an excellent video editor called YouCut, from InShot.

    It is simple to use, and has many options to customise your videos.


    There is another editor by the same company if YouCut isn't your thing.

  7. Rupster

    Rupster Lurker
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    The camera icons can't be turned off, but I tried those video editing programs, and they are both excellent and will enable me to achieve what I'm trying to do.

    Thanks for all your help with this.
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  8. Rupster

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    After some experimentation, it appears that with my phone's native camera app, when you start recording a video, it stops the music player (Google Play). However you can just press play again in the music player, and the camera continues recording and doesn't record what the music player is playing. Bingo!
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