Does Android support videos played when downloading?

by quill » Thu, 13 May 2010 17:01:31 GMT


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 Hi all,
When I am  downloading a video from internet,  I want to play the
video, does Android support this? How can I do it?

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Does Android support videos played when downloading?

by quill » Fri, 14 May 2010 09:28:54 GMT


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Does Android support videos played when downloading?

by Mark Murphy » Fri, 14 May 2010 09:35:22 GMT


 



Yes, Android supports streaming video. You "do it" by writing an Android
activity that uses either VideoView or a combination of MediaPlayer and
a SurfaceView. Your video has to be in one of the supported formats:

 http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html 

and, at least for MP4 files, they have to be "safe for streaming":




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