Loop video on Android with Video Kiosk step-by-step

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Step by Step: Loop Video on Android the easy way

In order to play video in a loop on Android, you’ll need a media player that provides that feature. It’s never been easier to do because Video Kiosk was designed specifically to loop video on your Android device and without any complicated setup. Just follow these steps:

  1. Put the video files in the Video Kiosk Media folder
  2. Launch Video Kiosk

Video Kiosk will then play the video continuously in a loop until you tell it to stop.

Video Kiosk is Easy to Use and Reliable:

  • Plays continuously.Video Kiosk plays videos in a loop continuously until you tell it to stop. If you want, you can also control playback with a schedule, using motion detection or using Android device location
  • Plays seamlessly. No Black Flash between videos.
  • Nothing Stops the Loop.
    • No Crash on Unsupported or unplayable files. When Video Kiosk tries to play a video in a format not supported by the device or an unplayable file, it will skip the video and will play the next file.
    • Problem detection reboot. Too many problem files will trigger a re-boot to avoid an Android crash and downtime.
    • No Restart on Update – Updates on the fly. When you add new media to the media folder, Video Kiosk will just add it to the content loop and play it. Therefore, when adding new media files, you don’t have to restart Video Kiosk.

Customizing Playing Video in a loop on Android

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. In order 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 more about playing 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 displayed,

  • Overlays – Overlays are 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. To change the screen orientation, go to Video Kiosk Settings > View Options.
    The supported orientations are:
    • Default (set by the device manufacturer),
    • Landscape,
    • Portrait,
    • Reverse Landscape,
    • Reverse Portrait.

(To clarify, when you change this, the other views, such as settings, are not affected. In order to change all the view orientations, you’ll need to use the device System Settings.)

  • 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 specifically 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. In order to eliminate the black bands, use the Stretch Video feature.
      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. In order to eliminate the this flickering, increase the first frame render time in the Legacy settings.
      Video Kiosk Settings > Legacy > First frame render time.

Technical Notes:

  • Supported Video Formats. Which video formats  your Android device supports is specified by the manufacturer of your device and not by Android. In order to determine which video formats are supported on your Android device, consult the Owners Manual that came with the device.
  • Also plays images and URLs

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