Giannis Giannis - 1 month ago 16
Android Question

Media player that plays an mp3 from assets folder throws Exception

I am trying to make my app use an alert sound through the following code but i get an IOException

private void playSound() {
try {
AssetFileDescriptor afd = getAssets().openFd("sounds/alert.mp3");
MediaPlayer mediaPlayer = new MediaPlayer();
Log.d(TAG, "playSound: mediaplayer created....................");
mediaPlayer.setDataSource(afd.getFileDescriptor());
// MediaPlayer reads the file and gets ready to play
mediaPlayer.prepare();
mediaPlayer.start();
} catch (IOException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}


The stack trace is the following

10-22 22:46:47.380 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer E/MediaPlayer: Unable to to create media player
10-22 22:46:47.400 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: java.io.IOException: setDataSourceFD failed.: status=0x80000000
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at android.media.MediaPlayer.setDataSource(Native Method)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at android.media.MediaPlayer.setDataSource(MediaPlayer.java:1032)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at com.example.android.timer.MainActivity.playSound(MainActivity.java:147)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at com.example.android.timer.MainActivity.access$000(MainActivity.java:23)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at com.example.android.timer.MainActivity$1.onPlayNotification(MainActivity.java:52)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at com.example.android.timer.MyTimer.run(MyTimer.java:113)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:615)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
10-22 22:46:47.430 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:137)
10-22 22:46:47.440 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4940)
10-22 22:46:47.440 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
10-22 22:46:47.440 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:511)
10-22 22:46:47.440 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:798)
10-22 22:46:47.440 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:565)
10-22 22:46:47.440 8612-8612/com.example.android.timer W/System.err: at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)


MainActivity.java:147 where the problem is located is the line

mediaPlayer.setDataSource(afd.getFileDescriptor());


My mp3 file is located at assets/sounds/alert.mp3 and I can see that in the project manager it is represented with a question mark. Any ideas?

T.S T.S
Answer

Try:

player.setDataSource(afd.getFileDescriptor(),afd.getStartOffset(),afd.getLength());

If it doesn't work then you can add your mp3 to raw folder and then:

MediaPlayer player = MediaPlayer.create(this, R.raw.mp3_file);