I have seen this complaint popping up everywhere and it should be.
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THIS IMAGE CLIPPING FEATURE FOR THE BUILT IN SAMSUNG VIDEO PLAYER!!!
It's absolutely hooooorrrrible! I have finally given up on the video player. Ilthe clipper is a constant nuisance, it's annoying, frustrating and has ruined the player.
Im a loyal samsung customer for all samsung products but SAMSUNG REALLLLY NEEDS T9 FIX THIS. I can't believe they haven't already. I tried my hardest but after 3 days I gave up. Im so unhappy and angry about this obviously.
Video player is now unusable, trash now.
Just telling it how it is.
@usergU4ojnZUxW If you're going to attempt to breathe new life into this old rant, please, please explain what it is that is bugging you. I have the image clipping feature on my S22. I can use it to extract subjects from still images or from paused video. I would honestly like to know how the ability to do these things is impacting the experience of watching a video. What am I missing here? If I don't touch the screen and hold it, there is no clipping.
Galaxy S22 SM-S901U on Xfinity Mobile
Since everyone keeps asking what the issue is, I'll explain my experience, which lead me here, in a search for how to disable this, before I go back to my old phone.
Pausing a video apparently triggers some analyzer or AI/algorithm that searches for something to clip out of the still image. While it's working, you can't do anything. Once it determines there's nothing to clip or something to clip, it releases control and you can then do something, like zoom, resume play, etc.
I've found it does this every time a video is paused, or zoomed, or moved around while zoomed. I'm regularly faced with "Couldn't find anything to clip."
I take pics a lot for work, and often zoom in to read labels or find antennas on a tower, find wiring pinouts, etc. So I'm constantly pausing and zooming. The effect on me has been, basically, that the video player is constantly freezing when I try to do any work or pull any info from it.
It's now May/2023, I got this phone in Feb (S21). I had 2 updates last week that started this behavior. They can't be called security updates if they push stupid stuff like this (was my video player not secure because you couldn't clip a person from it?).
I'm actively opposed to software updates pushed without a manifest and opt-out because of this kind of thing. I like Samsung products, and usually like their software better, but on my old phone, I used to be able to uninstall app updates like this. On this new one, I can't. I'm one more pushed feature away from tossing this thing in the trash and going back to my S10E.
It is the constant clipping attempts made by the product as you try to isolate the area of interest. It would be best to allow you to invoke the clipping manually (or disable it) once you have the area identified. Just as you would use your palm to clip the area of interest manually.
This made editing drone videos (which never contain people) so bad for me that I went back to my old S10e for drone videos. I blocked software updates on it a year ago, and it's the best functioning phone I've ever had now. I expected the S20 to be better, but it appears to be good hardware made bad by adolescent features pushed by forced software updates.