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I usually save movies in the Movies folder of my Galaxy S5 to view them in my VLC app.

Turns out that the movies also appear in the Gallery app. I would really rather have the Gallery app only display images captured by the camera, rather than my movie media files.

Is it possible to limit the Gallery app to simply search the DCIM folder rather than the Movies folder as well? I suspect not - but then, is it possible to isolate my movies so they can only be found by VLC and not Gallery?

marked as duplicate by bmdixon, Sid, Ryan Conrad, RossC, onik Jan 15 '15 at 11:46

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Add a file called ".nomedia" to the Movies folder.

This excludes that folder from being scanned for media files.
In VLC you will have to navigate to the folder Movies to play the Videos.

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