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play video from web

Postby achie1266 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:11 pm

Hi everyone,

I need to play you tube videos and right now I have a list where I display the image and title of the videos.

Now as the user clicks on the video button, I want to be able to open the video and play it just like the it does it when we play videos from youtube.

please let me know how to do this if you have an idea.

thank you.
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Postby achie1266 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:54 pm

So I followed the tutorial in the sdk and did this.
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  1. public class VideoEx1 extends Activity{
  3.         private final String VIDEO_URL = "";
  4.         private VideoView mVideoView;
  6.         public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState){
  7.                 super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
  8.                 setContentView(R.layout.video_main);           
  9.                 mVideoView = (VideoView) findViewById(;
  11.         if (VIDEO_URL == "") {
  12.             Toast.makeText(
  13.                         VideoEx1.this,
  14.                     "Please edit VideoViewDemo Activity, and set path"
  15.                             + " variable to your media file URL/path",
  16.                     Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
  17.         } else {
  18.             mVideoView.setVideoURI(Uri.parse(VIDEO_URL));
  19.             mVideoView.setMediaController(new MediaController(this));
  20.             mVideoView.requestFocus();
  21.         }
  22.         }
  23. }
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Here is my layout.
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  1. <LinearLayout xmlns:android=""
  2.         android:id="@+id/video_main_layout"
  3.    android:orientation="vertical"
  4.    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
  5.    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
  6.    >
  7.     <VideoView
  8.        android:id="@+id/surface_view"
  9.        android:layout_width="320px"
  10.        android:layout_height="240px"
  11.    />
  12. </LinearLayout>
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When I run this code it displays a dialog saying "cannot play video" and in logcat it gives me this error
E/PlayerDriver( 31): Command PLAYER_INIT completed with an error or info PVMFErrCorrupt
E/MediaPlayer( 281): error (1, -10)
E/MediaPlayer( 281): Error (1,-10)
D/VideoView( 281): Error: 1,-10
W/PlayerDriver( 31): PVMFInfoErrorHandlingComplete
I do not have any idea of what this error means and could not get much help even after searching.
So if anyone knows why this is happening and how to solve this please let me know.

Thank you.
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Re: play video from web

Postby singalashok » Wed May 26, 2010 11:05 pm

Hi archie,

Were you able to fix the error that you have mentioned because i am facing the having the same error message and am stuck at this point?

would really appreciate if somebody please help me to fix this error?
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Re: play video from web

Postby shubh » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:35 am

Hi friends,
Thnx but anybody have any idea about how to play video in webview in Android.

Pls suggest me how can I do this .
Thank in Advance
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