Tue. May 28th, 2024


To play videos in an Android application using the VideoView component, you can follow these steps:

  1. Add a VideoView to your layout XML file (activity_main.xml):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <!-- Add this VideoView in your layout file -->
    <VideoView
        android:id="@+id/videoView"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent" />


</LinearLayout>

MainActivity.kt

package com.androindian.videoview

import android.content.Intent
import android.net.Uri
import android.os.Bundle
import android.provider.MediaStore
import android.widget.MediaController
import android.widget.VideoView
import androidx.activity.result.ActivityResultLauncher
import androidx.activity.result.contract.ActivityResultContracts
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {





        private var videoUri: Uri? = null

        private val pickVideoLauncher: ActivityResultLauncher<Intent> =
            registerForActivityResult(ActivityResultContracts.StartActivityForResult()) { result ->
                if (result.resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
                    val data: Intent? = result.data
                    data?.data?.let {
                        videoUri = it
                        playVideo()
                    }
                }
            }

        override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
            super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
            setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

            val videoView: VideoView = findViewById(R.id.videoView)

            // Assuming you have a button with the ID "selectVideoButton" in your layout
           // selectVideoButton.setOnClickListener {
                openGalleryForVideo()
           // }
        }

        private fun openGalleryForVideo() {
            val intent = Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK, MediaStore.Video.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI)
            pickVideoLauncher.launch(intent)
        }

        private fun playVideo() {
            videoUri?.let {
                val videoView: VideoView = findViewById(R.id.videoView)

                // Create MediaController
                val mediaController = MediaController(this)
                mediaController.setAnchorView(videoView)

                // Set video URI and attach MediaController to VideoView
                videoView.setMediaController(mediaController)
                videoView.setVideoURI(it)

                // Start playing the video
                videoView.start()
            }
        }
    }

By Rajashekar

I’m (Rajashekar) a core Android developer with complimenting skills as a web developer from India. I cherish taking up complex problems and turning them into beautiful interfaces. My love for decrypting the logic and structure of coding keeps me pushing towards writing elegant and proficient code, whether it is Android, PHP, Flutter or any other platforms. You would find me involved in cuisines, reading, travelling during my leisure hours.

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