Tutorial: How to loop video on Android with Video Kiosk

Video Kiosk will loop video on Android without any setup.

  1. To play videos, put the video files in the Media folder and Video Kiosk will play them in a loop.

The video formats that your Android device supports is determined by the manufacturer of your device. (If Video Kiosk encounters a video in a format not supported by the device, it will skip the video and will play the media next file.)

Customizing Playing Video in a loop

Customizing Playback – what is played and when

  • Changing Content Loop playback order.
    The Media Folder will be played in either the order of first playlist it finds in the Media Folder or, if a playlist is not found, in alphabetical order by the full path name of each file. To learn how to display the contents of the Media folder in a different order, refer to the Controlling Content Loop Playback Order Tutorial.
  • Scheduling playback.
    To learn how to schedule playback of the content loop for different times of the day, refer to the Playback Scheduling Tutorial.

Using Split-screen playback mode

  • Using split-screen playback mode.
    To learn how to play video in Panel A of Video Kiosk’s Digital Signage split-screen Mode, refer to the Split-screen Mode Tutorial.

Controlling the Display

Video Kiosk offers options for controlling how your video is display,

  • Overlays – small images overlaying the content, often used to display a company logo in the corner of the screen. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Overlay Tutorial.
  • Background Audio – play streaming audio or a local audio file that Video Kiosk will play in a loop.  For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Background Audio Tutorial.
  • Screen orientation. You can set the screen orientation for just the media playback screen. The other views, such as settings, are not affected. To change the screen orientation, go to
 Video Kiosk Settings > View Options. (To change all the view orientations, use the device System Settings) The supported orientations are:
    • Default (set by the device manufacturer),
    • Landscape,
    • Portrait,
    • Reverse Landscape,
    • Reverse Portrait.
  • Fade time between videos
    To change the fade time between videos, go to 
Video Kiosk Settings > Timers > Video fade time 
and change the display time
  • Optional 4K support
  • Legacy Support Display Features. Video Kiosk includes features to work around issues with using old video or old Android devices.
    • Stretch video
      Old video is narrower (960×720) than the new standard video size (1280×720), which causes black bands to be displayed in the vacant space on the sides. You can use the Stretch Video feature to eliminate the black bands, found in the Video Kiosk Settings > Legacy > Stretch video
    • First frame render time
      Older Android devices can flicker as they attempt to render the first frame of video. This flickering can be eliminated by increasing the first frame render time with 
Video Kiosk Settings > Legacy > First frame render time

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