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I have some speech videos and would like to continue playing when screen is off (in other words, continue to play the audio). Does anyone know of a video player capable of doing this on Android - as I don't want to extract the audio (I have Format Factory).

Device: tablet Sansung Note 10.1 GT-N8000

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MX Player

This player has a 'Background play' option (under 'Player' in the settings) that does exactly what you want. I just tested it on my Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+, it kept playing the audio after I hit the power button to kill the screen.

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VLC for Android

Audio files are played even when you lock the device. Video files are paused, however, you can play a video file as an audio file, so that you retain the former behavior. Likewise, this implies that you cannot watch the video itself.

Instruction:

  1. Go into the video section of VLC.
  2. Long-touch a video and select "Play as audio".
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  • Note VLC now has an option for "Play videos in background" (on the preferences menu). So that will continue playing the audio, when you turn the screen off.
    – vclaw
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 2:34
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If you don't have YouTube Red, you can open it in another browser (Firefox for Android, and Safari for iOS) shown in this video from Unbox Therapy.

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You can use Podcast Addict for this. You just have to go into Settings > Player > Video Player and deselect the Foreground Player option.

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