Mohammad Moghimi Mohammad Moghimi - 3 months ago 17
Android Question

Right place for putting mp3 files in an android project

Is there any folder like res/drawable for mp3 or generally audio files? If yes, what is it and how can I get access to it from the app?


The best place to put such .mp3 or any other files would be in the assets folder.

These files once stored will become a part of your android app itself and can be read easily. This tutorial describes it well.

 AssetFileDescriptor afd = getAssets().openFd("AudioFile.mp3");
 player = new MediaPlayer();

Alternatively you can also store it in the raw folder and read it directly by specifying the path as the raw folder. this can be played as:

int resID=getResources().getIdentifier(fname, "raw", getPackageName());
MediaPlayer mediaPlayer=MediaPlayer.create(this,resID);