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 ...
I too was looking for this but I haven't found a direct answer for VLC on android. There is an option under Settings -> Extra Setting -> Video -> Ask confirmation to resume. But it appears to only work for video and there is currently no equivalent setting under the audio settings.
I did come across another app called Smart AudioBook Player which ...
VLC for Android supports playback speed regulation up to 4.0x, with audio pitch adjustment (optional).
The setting is under ⋮ ( Advanced Options).
Image source: https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Android/#Video_playback_interface
Actually what you see is "Downloads History", not "Downloads Directory".
So the item will remains even though the actual file has been moved/deleted.
Same concept like web browser downloads history, the history item will not remove even though the actual file has been deleted in file explorer. For example, Firefox Downloads history, you need to explicitly ...
Well you can play music with VLC but only through another app. I did it like this:
Downloaded ES File Explorer on your Android device of course :)
When you open the Es File Explorer you will see 3 icons top center (Local, PC and Cloud): Click on the middle one (PC icon)
A new page just opened. Bottom left corner click on new:
After that just fill in the ...
When you play an audio file in vlc tap the track name at the bottom to bring up the playlist. In the upper right tap the dots then the image of a man running. This changes playback speed. In settings you can check a box that says "remember playback speed" so that you won't have to do this again next time
Answering my own question:
I was unable to get VLC to do it, but I found the perfect alternative app for it:
Simple Audiobook Player:
It only plays audio (no video), however it can remember the "last played" history point for all my audio files.
The playlists and other media informations are stored in this database file:
The easiest method so far is to modify the playlists from inside the app by adding/removing media files from/to them.
However, if you have root access to your phone/tablet, an sqlite editor/reader (you can get one here), basic ...
This answer may not be 100% because you asked about VLC, however Stealth Audio Player is able to play audios (& audio from videos) via the earpiece.
Usually, there are two ways of playing music on Android device. You can either use your headphones or a speaker. But how about a third option?
The purpose of this app is to enable the users to listen to ...
With the LineageOS File Manager
It seems that inside the File Manager, there are two discrete things Download a directory, and Downloads some broken nonsense shortcut link:
Does not work: On the left nav, you'll see Images Videos Audio Recent, and then Downloads Documents, and SM-P600. Installing from the Downloads on the right bar, gives this ...
The version needed with -ARMv7.apk. After downloading that, you have to install it. This may be more difficult than need be because VLC currently has the content-type on the response set wrong, you can read more about that here:
Can not install apks from File Manager or browser?
You may open the file downloaded from the Download Manager nor ...
Resume audio playback position does work in VLC-Android v3.2.7 when both these conditions are met
the audio file's ID3 genre tag is one of podcast, audiobooks, audiobook, speech, vocal (or if the file is untagged and > 15 minutes long) (source code)
the last time the file was played playback ended with stop (longpress pause button)
Resume does not ...
I just found a way to do it (with VLC 3.0.13 and Android 7.1.2). When you are done listening to your audio file do not pause it, but quit VLC application by tapping on the cross in the notification pop-up.
When reopening VLC, go to "history", select the audio file you were listening and that's it: it will resume at the point where you exited VLC app.
This wasn't the case with the older versions of VLC for Android. Dismissed/removed songs shouldn't appear again in the playlist. I emailed the developer about this issue and they acknowledged this bug. You may check the attached screenshot. I'm sorry if it doesn't answer your question.
Input the MRL where VLC android asks in order to play the stream. Once playing at the bottom of your android screen keep your finger pressed on the stream being played. VLC player for android then goes to this screen where it shows the stream being played at the top of the screen and below it a list of your media files on your phone... to the top right ...
I was struggling too to get a working playlist with VideoLAN on Android. Apparently the app didn't (and probably still does not) provide a way to have a playlist which doesn't vanish after shutting down the app I came up with a crude solution to create a file with a pls extension on the Android devide and have VLC load it. Still I had to do this on every ...
You can disable MX Player's brightness controls. To do this, goto Settings>Player>Screen and uncheck the brightness option.
And, an alternate option is to use an xposed module(you need a rooted device) named Minimum Brightness.