Keerigan Keerigan - 1 month ago 8
Java Question

MediaPlayer.create() always returns null

I have used the mediaplayer before, and I have never had this problem. Whenever I try to use MediaPlayer.create(), the method gives me null, and I can't play my sounds. Is there anything that I am missing?

public class Game extends Activity
{
private MediaPlayer mp = null;

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
{
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.game);

mp = MediaPlayer.create(getBaseContext(), R.raw.sound);
}
}


my sound.mp3 is in my raw folder, which I placed in there by draging my sound to the folder in eclipse. Please help, since I have played sound before, this is really bugging me :(

Answer

The create() API returns null if it somehow failed.

The reason in this case is due to a corrupt mp3 file.