1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a brand-new Android tablet and the native video-player app goes black after 1-2 minutes of inactivity--a lot like a 'sleep mode' or power-saver. It ONLY affects videos stored on the tablet, and ONLY with the native video-player app; YouTube videos through the browser work fine, for example.

    I can reawaken it with a touch or swipe, so it's clearly some kind of inactivity-timer. How can I modify it? The Android OS Sleep Timer (under Settings > Display) has no effect on it, so it must be localized to the video-player app itself.
    03-19-2016 03:46 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which tablet? It might be a buggy or poorly coded app that is not properly causing a wakelock while watching a video. I doubt you can fix that. Have you tried a 3rd party video app like MX Player?
    03-19-2016 05:58 PM
  3. Calybos9's Avatar
    It's an Acer Iconia 8 tablet. The only way I know of to install a new player is to link the tablet with my Google Account, which I absolutely do NOT want to do, ever. If there were a setup.exe file I could locate somewhere, without signing into Google from the tablet.....
    03-20-2016 01:21 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, how do you feel about Amazon? http://www.amazon.com/J2-Interactive...cUvbUpU5078462
    dpham00 likes this.
    03-22-2016 05:54 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Yup, Amazon is a good alternative, if you don't want to use Google.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-22-2016 06:01 PM
  6. Calybos9's Avatar
    Ahh, that got it. Amazon installed some fluff called "Amazon Underground" to get to it, but I was able to remove it after MX was in place. Thanks!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-24-2016 05:18 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Glad you were able to install it! The old Amazon Appstore morphed into Amazon Underground some time last year, which is more of a catch-all app for Amazon (allowing you to shop on Amazon for other stuff besides apps). It also gives you access to their relatively wide selection of completely free apps (these are apps that are actually supposed to be paid, but are free through Underground). You might still be able to find the old Amazon Appstore somewhere, but if you look for it through Amazon, it will default to installing Underground.
    03-27-2016 03:09 PM

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