Monday, July 5, 2010

Displays video in VideoView

The VideoView class can load images from various sources (such as resources or content providers), takes care of computing its measurement from the video so that it can be used in any layout manager, and provides various display options such as scaling and tinting.

Displays video in VideoView

main.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:orientation="vertical"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
>
<TextView
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="@string/hello"
/>
<VideoView
android:id="@+id/videoview"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
/>
</LinearLayout>


AndroidVideoView.java
package com.exercise.AndroidVideoView;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.MediaController;
import android.widget.VideoView;

public class AndroidVideoView extends Activity {
/** Called when the activity is first created. */
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.main);

VideoView myVideoView = (VideoView)findViewById(R.id.videoview);

String viewSource ="rtsp://v5.cache1.c.youtube.com/CjYLENy73wIaLQklThqIVp_AsxMYESARFEIJbXYtZ29vZ2xlSARSBWluZGV4YIvJo6nmx9DvSww=/0/0/0/video.3gp";

myVideoView.setVideoURI(Uri.parse(viewSource));
myVideoView.setMediaController(new MediaController(this));
myVideoView.requestFocus();
myVideoView.start();

}
}


The App can run on real phone (tested on Nexus One), but cannot run on emulator with error of "Sorry, this video cannot be played", may be limited by the actual performance of emulator.

Sorry, this video cannot be played.

To capture the URL of YouTube video in 3gp, browse to http://m.youtube.com/ and capture the URL.

Download the files.

Related article:
- Event handler of VideoView - OnCompletion, OnPrepared and OnError

2 comments:

Dale said...

How to auto close player when video ended?

Android Er said...

hello Dale,

You can implement your OnCompletionListener to detect video end. Please refer Event handler of VideoView - OnCompletion, OnPrepared and OnError.