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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Android Video Playing from Url

This code snippet is used to demonstrate the video plying.

The MediaController  of the VideoView will call the hide method at every 3 sec to hide the controller bar.If you don't want to hide the controller then override the hide method.That's what i done in my example.

 The layout file is as follows video.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"
    >
    <VideoView android:id="@+id/videoView"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content">
    </VideoView>
</LinearLayout>



 Also requires the permission to access the network

 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

 And the java code is like this

 package com.video.tab;


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


public class VideoPlayActivity extends Activity {
   
    public void onCreate(Bundle bundle){
        super.onCreate(bundle);
        setContentView(R.layout.video);
        VideoView videoView = (VideoView)this.findViewById(R.id.videoView);
        final MediaController mc = new MediaController(this);
        videoView.setMediaController(new MediaController(this){
            /*public void hide()
            {
                mc.show();
            }*/
        });
       //videoView.setVideoURI(Uri.parse("http://www.androidbook.com/akc/filestorage/android/documentfiles/3389/movie.mp4"));
     videoView.setVideoPath("/sdcard/rabbit-and-snail.3gp");
       videoView.requestFocus();
       videoView.start();
       


    }


}

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