Stelph

Can you open two of the same app on the Note Multiview?

Ive read up about the note ranges ability to do multiview, but whats less clear is whether you can open two of the same app at the same time, is that possible?

For example, can it handle opening two video player apps? (in the case im thining of it would be to compare two videos taken to analyse and compare technique)

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 18, 2013 at 11:59

No and yes. Not out of the box. There are hacks that allow you to add more 3rd party apps to the list of multi-view apps. I haven't read that video apps are impossible....
The Note and the Galaxy Camera etc let me open the built-in "floating mini video player" on top of MX player, so I don't see why it should be impossible?!

Stelph  Mar. 18, 2013 at 13:04

Ah thanks Jan, does the floating video player open just once or can you open several as well? Wondering how far you could push this mutiple video viewing :p

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 18, 2013 at 13:09

No, only one instance of the floating player... But there is a 3rd pary player in the PlayStore that can 'float', too... might give that a try :D

Pondlife  Mar. 18, 2013 at 13:33

Impressive when you think on it, I remember when windows couldn't even keep two analogue style clocks in time on screen at once.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 18, 2013 at 13:43

True

Stelph  Mar. 18, 2013 at 15:32

Impressive when you think on it, I remember when windows couldn't even keep two analogue style clocks in time on screen at once.

Oh true, its certianly impressive as TBH I struggled to get my laptop to behave when playing two or more video clips at the same time, thefact that Android can do it at all shows its certainly getting more and more optimised which is a good thing.

Pondlife  Mar. 18, 2013 at 15:41

Well the processor back then was a 66Mhz one now I think on it.
Tbh my netbook can't run 1080p and phone can, not sure Note's ability is much to do with optimisation more the raw power though.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 18, 2013 at 16:03

Android is quite a resource hog - would not call it optimized. Hardware gets better and better - software is still mediocre.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 18, 2013 at 17:55

Well the processor back then was a 66Mhz one now I think on it.
Tbh my netbook can't run 1080p and phone can, not sure Note's ability is much to do with optimisation more the raw power though.


Windows' performance when it comes to video is appalling, though... Always has been. From codec (non-) support to conversion to buffering to caching... it is crap. The power you need on a Win machine to work efficiently with video is ridiculous when compared to Linux or even Mac OS.
The HP Pre 3 with its single-core processor and 512 MB RAM can run 2 video players simultaneously, too... you can have a minimised card playing the stock video-player, and another card playing a full movie in M-Player.... Very impressive.

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