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Android Video Player

  • By the help of MediaController and VideoView classes, we can play the video files in android.

1. MediaController class

The android.widget.MediaController is a view that contains media controls like play/pause, previous, next, fast-forward, rewind etc.

2. VideoView class

The android.widget.VideoView class provides methods to play and control the video player. The commonly used methods of VideoView class are as follows:

Android Video Player Example

1. activity_main.xml

File: activity_main.xml

<RelativeLayout xmlns:androclass="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"  
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"  
    android:layout_width="match_parent"  
    android:layout_height="match_parent"  
    tools:context=".MainActivity" >  
  
    <VideoView  
        android:id="@+id/videoView1"  
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"  
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"  
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"  
        android:layout_centerVertical="true" />  
  
</RelativeLayout>

2. Activity class

File: MainActivity.java

import android.net.Uri;  
import android.os.Bundle;  
import android.app.Activity;  
import android.view.Menu;  
import android.widget.MediaController;  
import android.widget.VideoView;  
  
public class MainActivity extends Activity {  
  
    @Override  
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {  
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);  
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);  
          
        VideoView videoView =(VideoView)findViewById(R.id.videoView1);  
          
                //Creating MediaController  
        MediaController mediaController= new MediaController(this);  
            mediaController.setAnchorView(videoView);          
         
              //specify the location of media file  
           Uri uri=Uri.parse(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getPath()+"/media/1.mp4");          
                
              //Setting MediaController and URI, then starting the videoView  
           videoView.setMediaController(mediaController);  
           videoView.setVideoURI(uri);          
           videoView.requestFocus();  
           videoView.start();  
                     
    }  
  
    @Override  
    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {  
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.  
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.activity_main, menu);  
        return true;  
    }  
  
}