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[Q] Issues on Video Playback with KitKat update

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Exclamation [Q] Issues on Video Playback with KitKat update

Hi all,

Since installing the update 3 weeks ago, I've been having major problems with video playback. Youtube works fine, but any other video stream or playing back local video files, it will stutter and blink repeatedly and the video will be unwatchable. I thought it was a conflicting app perhaps so I did a factory reset and it worked fine for 2 weeks up until yesterday when it started again. I had installed allcast yesterday so thought that might be it, well I uninstalled and the problem is still there.

Does anyone have any solutions? I know there is a few of you with the same issues.
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There is one fix that works but it can break some of Google's apps (mainly google play movies/shows). Enable developer options in the settings (I think you have to tap on your android version in the About->Status menu repeatedly until you get the prompt to enable the developer settings. Then there is an option that says "Disable UI overlay" or something like that make sure to check that box and your videos will work again. It's up to Samsung to fix it with firmware as it was working fine in 4.3.
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