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Force Stop Hibernate Google Android App

Google Android can use a lot of RAM, and CPU on your smartphone, tablet, settop boxes, and devices because of Background tasks. In Google Android 5.1 and below, you can “force stop” apps in the Android App’s setting section by tapping on the app you want to force stop, and tapping on the force stop button which will force stop the app. When the App is force stop, it will be hibernated, and not running until you launch the app again, or another app like a web browser launches the app to use the app to do a task like playing a video with the app you hibernated. Hibernated apps are not running, so your battery life should be better as well because there are fewer apps running in the background once you force stop a lot of apps like games, web browsers, media players, and social networking apps in the background.

Your device does not need to be rooted to “force stop” most apps, and you do not need a third-party app to manually force stop apps from the App settings section for an app you want to force stop.

It only takes a few seconds to force stop one app from the app settings section. [click to continue…]


Feather lightweight media player for Google Android

Feather is a simple to use music and video player app for Google Android. It only has the basic features like a playlist, file explorer, and play, pause, next, previous, shuffle, loop, seek bar and exit controls like other media players. There is no preview thumbnail images, and you need to rely on the title of the file, and extension to find and open media files in Feather within the playlist, or text based file manager. There are also no images on Feather, so everything loads quickly because there are no large images which can slow down Feather.

Feather is probably one of the fastest media players for Google Android because it does not have features like video thumbnails, media file external storage scans, and third-party non-native codecs which can slow down your device. It is also mostly text based, so Feather loads, and run very quickly.

Feather can play mp3 , flac (Android 3.1+) , mid , xmf , mxmf , rtttl , rtx , ota , imy , ogg , wav , aac (Android 3.1+) music files, and 3gp , mp4 , webm , mkv (Android 4.0+) video files natively with the native media codecs built-into Android. You do not need to download and install extra third-party codec apps when playing back natively supported audio and video codec in Feather.

Native codecs generally run more smoothly, and use less system resources than non-native media codecs which could be software-accelerated which is slower than hardware acceleration which uses your video chip, sound chip, and CPU to play the media file instead of mainly relying on software which can cause slowdown problems when playing video files, and higher quality audio files.

Video files played in Feather look clear, and run smoothly, and audio from MP3 files, and recorded in video sounds clear in Feather. [click to continue…]


lightweight video player for Google Android

There are a lot of video player apps for Google Android. Lightweight video player apps use less storage space, RAM, and CPU resources which is good for cheaper devices which has less storage, less RAM, and a slower CPU, and video chip which would slow down if you use a more heavyweight video player with more features. A lightweight video player would also be good for users who multitask a lot by having a lot of other apps like games, chat apps, and web browsers open in the background of Android. Light video players also only have basic features, and fewer less important features which can make using a video player harder to use because of having too many buttons on the video player.

A lightweight video player would also use less battery life, and electricity on settop boxes and PCs running Android because it uses less RAM, and CPU resources to play video on your device.

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