MoviePlayerApp : Settings

The different settings available in MoviePlayerApp, as well as what they do.


Image View Settings:


* Show mirror effect.

With this enabled, a cool mirror effect is displayed underneath the cover images.

* Show rounded corners.

With this enabled, corners of cover-images are slightly rounded.

* Use black background.

If you have setup background images for your movies (guide), and find them distracting, you can turn them off with this. This setting is seperate from the video player, so you can enable one and disable the other.

* Show movie name.

At the top of your screen the movie name is displayed.

* Show video information.

The file location, as well as playlength and last position (if you watched the video) are displayed.


Player View Settings:


* Display screen messages:

Switching videos and other adjustments will display information when used.

* Previous/Next video jump-button.

This will display previous/next video buttons at the left/right side of the screen when the player controls are visible.

* Auto-enable jumb button near end.

When the movie/episode is almost over, a button to jump to the next video will appear on the right side.


* Onscreen brightness/volume controls.

When enabled, it will display these options on the sides of the screen when the player controls are visible.

* Use black background.

With this enabled, MoviePlayerApp will keep the background for the video playback black.

* Continue movie playback.

MoviePlayerApp will remember where you left off for all your movies.



* Disable touch-pause for video playback.

This will prevent MoviePlayerApp from pausing the video when the screen is touched. It will bring up the controls, so video can be paused using the play/pause button.

* Disable touch-controls for video playback.

This just leaves the video playing, touch will do nothing. Handy for child-use.

* Loop the same video continiously.

For presentation purposes, it will continue to play the same video over and over.

* Endless play.

This will play all the videos that are in the currently selected view mode of MoviePlayerApp. You can use this to loop a collection of trailers/demo videos for presentation purposes, or to do an evening run of a couple of TV episodes without having to do anything.

* Use external player for all videos.

For non-standard video formats (AVI/MoviePlayerApp automatically uses a video player that does support them (if available on your device) but if you prefer to use a different video player than the one that comes with MoviePlayerApp, enabling this will do so. Of course features such as position remember (since the video is played by something else) do not work with a different player.


Lock settings:


* Enable settings lock.

Forces (when set) password authentication on many of MoviePlayerApp’s features.

* Set password.

sets the password to ask when enabled.

* Enable Cover selection.

Hides/removes build-in cover-search functionality.

* Viewmode switch.

Locks the viewmode to the currently used one.

* Folder selection button.

Hide/prevent folder selection, effectively locking the app to the currently selected folder.

* Media refresh button.

Hides media refresh button.


MP4 Streaming Server:

settings-03* Enable MP4 Server connection.

This will tell MoviePlayerApp to try and connect to MP4 Streaming Server on startup/scanning files.

* MP4 Streaming Server location.

Set the IP address of the computer running MP4 Streaming Server.

For more details regarding streaming, have a look at the streaming guide (link).


Advanced Settings:


* Scan files on startup.

Turning this off will prevent MoviePlayerApp from scanning files on startup and instead use the last-known collection.

* Empty image cache.

For thumbnails and images downloaded from the web/streaming server, MoviePlayerApp uses a .MoviePlayerApp cache folder on your device. If an image gets stuck or is being ignored, it is possible that something is cahced and displayed instead. Emptying the cahce will help.

* Enable file delete option.

Enables you to delete the actual files from your device through MoviePlayerApp.

* Show Exit button.

On Android devices, apps are normally kept running in the background. If you prefer the option to actually exit the app, you can enable an “exit” button.

* Ignore /DCIM.

This tells MoviePlayerApp to ignore the standard camera recordings folder, so only movies located in other locations are displayed, and not your camera recordings.

* Use different folder scan method.

Unfortunately, when it comes to storage locations for memorycards on Android, it is a bit of a wild west. While MoviePlayerApp accounts for that, it is possible it is different on your device. Enabling this setting, along with a “media refresh” or restart of MoviePlayerApp, might help.

* Don’t show duplicates.

With newer Android versions, Google added virtual folder locations, resulting in finding the same file in multiple locations. With this enabled, MoviePlayerApp check to make sure every movie is only displayed once.




* MoviePlayerApp Online FAQ.

This takes you to the FAQ section on this website.

* About MoviePlayerApp.

Brings up a small about screen with credits and information.