Video Playback Behavior

This feels a bit like a bug, in that things that used to work for me no longer do, but I think it’s intended behavior so I’m posting it as a feature request instead.

App version: 2.6.1, from fdroid

Android version: 12

Device model: Pixel 4a (sunfish)

Previous behavior: Video podcasts continue playing in audio-only mode when the screen is locked or the back button is pressed (depending on the “upon exiting video” setting)

Current behavior: Video podcasts pause when the screen is locked or the back button is pressed. The “upon exiting video” setting no longer exists. The only way to switch to audio-only mode is to open the dropdown menu of the playing video and select the “Switch to audio only” option.

First occurred: Today

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Begin playing a video podcast
  2. Lock the screen or hit the back button
  3. Podcast pauses, with no setting for overriding this behavior

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Could we bring back the “upon exiting video” setting so we can choose whether or not we want the podcast to pause when we lock the screen?

Thanks, C