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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Hide or Show Hidden Video from the Video Player App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

The "Hide items" and the "Show hidden items" are new features available in the Gallery app that have been brought by Android 4.4 Kitkat. By using this feature you're allowed to hide or show hidden photos or videos directly from the Gallery app. FYI, this feature only works for those that are saved in the internal storage, while if you want to hide those that are saved in the SD card you can use the old method by adding a full stop (.) in front of the photo or video name via My Files app or another third-party File manager app.

See also: How to Hide or Show Hidden Pictures or Videos in the Gallery app in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Unfortunately, both these methods, either using the hide items feature or adding a full stop only work in the Gallery app and they don't work in the Video player app because the hidden videos will still be displayed there. However, if you wish to hide a video from the Video player app, you can do so with ease by adding .nomedia extension behind the video file name via another third-party File manager app.

How to hide a video from the Video player app?
These steps are tested by using ES File Explorer app:
  1. Download install ES File Explorer from the Play Store and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.
  2. Once the installation is completed, open the app.
  3. Navigate to a folder where you save the video file you wish to hide.
  4. Long tap the required video file to select it.
  5. Tap the Rename button at the bottom of the screen to rename the video file.
  6. Add .nomedia behind the video name, for example: video_name.mp4 become video_name.mp4.nomedia
  7. Tap OK button to save the change.
  8. The selected video won't be displayed in the Video player app as well as in the Gallery app.

How to show hidden video in the Video player app?
You can show the hidden video with .nomedia extension by removing .nomedia from the video file name via ES File Explorer app.

For the record, aside from hiding videos from the Gallery app and Video player app, these steps also can be applied to hide pictures from the Gallery app and hide music from the Music player app. It's because .nomedia extension will mark a file as having no multimedia data so that the file shouldn't be scanned and indexed by multimedia apps(Gallery app, Music player app and Video player app).


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