1. gcwj's Avatar
    The Video Player on my s3 starts as a running application whenever I plug in the charger, and again when I unplug the charger. By running, it slows down the time the phone takes to reach a full charge. Anybody know how to stop this behavior, without rooting?
    06-10-2013 02:07 PM
  2. GSDer's Avatar
    Video Player starts up when charger is plugged in!-uploadfromtaptalk1370927279941.jpgI'll agree that it starts (for some unknown reason) when you plug the phone into a charger (and stops when you unplug it), but I'll have to disagree with your assessment that it's causing a noticeable impact on the actual charge cycle. It doesn't appear to be running as a foreground app, and certainly isn't chewing up major CPU cycles, and given all of the other crap that runs at the same time it's just a drop in the bucket.
    To your question, though - unfortunately, it doesn't look like you can disable the Video PlayerVideo Player starts up when charger is plugged in!-uploadfromtaptalk1370927888801.jpgso if you really want to stop that from running, it looks like you'll have to root.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    06-11-2013 12:21 AM
  3. Robert White1's Avatar
    The Video Player on my s3 starts as a running application whenever I plug in the charger, and again when I unplug the charger. By running, it slows down the time the phone takes to reach a full charge. Anybody know how to stop this behavior, without rooting?

    If you really are bothered by that, just reboot the device after you insert the charger cable.
    you will see that the video player is no longer in the running apps.... Along other apps that start when the charging cable is inserted.

    Aloha!
    06-11-2013 12:49 AM
  4. gcwj's Avatar
    Those aren't acceptable answers. The Video Player (which wasn't running in the first place) has NO reason to start up when the charger is plugged in. I have no desire to disable the video player entirely (by rooting). And restarting the phone when plugging in the charger should not be necessary simply because of the Video Player's misguided programming. Any logical thinkers out there?
    06-11-2013 08:42 AM
  5. trucky's Avatar
    Some things just are what they are. There may be some unknown reason for starting the video player under certain conditions that we just don't know about, I don't know and I don't really care. If you don't want to root and make changes to how it operates I'd suggest stop looking under the covers and being OCD about something you can't change. It may not be misguided programming just because we don't agree as to the when and why.
    06-11-2013 09:44 AM
  6. GSDer's Avatar
    If you're not satisfied with the answers, the best place to post your question would be over on XDA, since there's a wealth of developers there.
    Or you could contact Samsung directly (I'm not sure if that is the stock Google Video Player or a Samsung derivative) or contact Google.
    Or you could fire up the Android development environment (do a Google search for Eclipse) and examine the code yourself and make any changes you like.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-11-2013 09:58 AM

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