So I'm watching a video talk in VLC on my Samsung I9305 rooted stock 4.4.4 with Xposed Framework, and I want to lock the screen and put the phone in my pocket, but still continue listening to the audio of the talk. Is it possible to do this with VLC, or do I have to switch to another media player?
It turns out this is actually a native function of VLC 1.7.4 (and probably previous versions too) for Android.
- Click the three horizontal lines in the top left corner (on the file selection screen, not while a video is playing).
- Click on "Preferences".
- Tick the "Play videos in background" box.
- Play a video.
- Lock the screen.
- Keep listening to the audio from that video!
Would something like this work for you? YouTube player That is a YouTube player that plays after the screen is locked.