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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Bill150, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Bill150

    Bill150 Lurker
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    I am playing video files from a micro SD card in my Hudl2. The screen goes dark after a few seconds. interestingly when the video is paused the screen stays on. The screen sleep setting is at 30 minutes! I have tried a variety of video player and where possible set them to never turn the screen off and have also tried variety of apps, eg Wakey, to keep the screen on. Have looked on a number of fora and tried suggested solutions with no joy! Can anyone help?

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Have you tried a different video player?
    VLC or MX player work well
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  3. Bill150

    Bill150 Lurker
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    have tried both and Xplayer - all do the same. :(
  4. MacAndBees

    MacAndBees Lurker

    I've had similar trouble with my Moto X. Mine goes black only during video (it's never done it while texting or anything) but video across all platforms- Snapchat, gallery/camera roll, Netflix, any app that plays videos will do it.
  5. Shoafteak

    Shoafteak Newbie

    Try uninstalling your movie app and reinstating. It should solve your problem.
  6. Xavier Black

    Xavier Black Android Expert

    Sounds like a software update issue..
  7. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    • Have you tried different video files to see if it's a outdated/not supported codec issue?
    • Have you tried running the videos from the internal memory to see if they run?
    • Have you also tried software such as BBC iPlayer to see if any video will play? I would also recommend that you download a program in iPlayer and try playing that also.
    • If you have a spare SD card try that to rule out the SD card.
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