1. dianehelen's Avatar
    So this is a bit wierd, but if I am playing an audio file, like an mp3 file, locally on the device, not thru google music, or any other service, just an mp3 file, HOW on earth do I stop it, or turn it off.

    I have tried various players, VLC, ES file player, a few others, it plays the music, but it never shows the actual app to get to a place where I can pause or stop. I have to reboot the device.

    I select a file from my file manager, ES or Astro, and it opens up the select play with choices. I select one and the music plays, but no app is showing open. I close all recent apps, but the music still plays?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    12-16-2018 11:56 AM
  2. Kodak2's Avatar
    I am using the Black Player app for music, the app has all the music controls you need including pause and stop, most other players will be the same. If when playing music you need to control it but are unable to see the app, just pull down notifications and open the app from there or you can just open the app from your desktop. I hope this helps with your query.
    12-16-2018 12:32 PM
  3. dianehelen's Avatar
    ok let me try that. IF that works, I will feel like a dummy, as that seems so obvious..

    HAHAHAH DUhhhh Dummmy me.. the problem was I turn off most notifications as they really annoy me but I guess some apps you really need notifications available.

    THANK YOU (for helping, but making techy me feel like the people I help all the time, telling them the obvious)

    12-16-2018 12:37 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you tap the mp3 file, some app is playing it. That app has a pause button. Hit that and close the app (back button, not home button - that doesn't close anything) and the music is stopped.

    When the music is playing, pull the shade down and you should be able to see which app is running.
    12-16-2018 12:38 PM
  5. Kodak2's Avatar
    ok let me try that. IF that works, I will feel like a dummy, as that seems so obvious..

    HAHAHAH DUhhhh Dummmy me.. the problem was I turn off most notifications as they really annoy me but I guess some apps you really need notifications available.

    THANK YOU (for helping, but making techy me feel like the people I help all the time, telling them the obvious)

    No problem, glad you are sorted.:-)
    12-16-2018 12:40 PM
  6. dianehelen's Avatar
    no that was my problem, I had notifications turned off.. , my bad, but all good now.. duhhh blaming it on a senior moment
    12-16-2018 12:49 PM

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