Sam Sam - 5 months ago 23x
iOS Question

iPhone SDK:How do you play video inside a view? Rather than fullscreen

I am trying to play video inside a

, so my first step was to add a class for that view and start playing a movie in it using this code:

- (IBAction)movie:(id)sender{
NSBundle *bundle = [NSBundle mainBundle];
NSString *moviePath = [bundle pathForResource:@"Movie" ofType:@"m4v"];
NSURL *movieURL = [[NSURL fileURLWithPath:moviePath] retain];
MPMoviePlayerController *theMovie = [[MPMoviePlayerController alloc] initWithContentURL:movieURL];
theMovie.scalingMode = MPMovieScalingModeAspectFill;
[theMovie play];

But this just crashes the app when using this method inside it's own class, but is fine elsewhere. Does anyone know how to play video inside a view? and avoid it being full screen?


As of the 3.2 SDK you can access the view property of MPMoviePlayerController, modify its frame and add it to your view hierarchy.

MPMoviePlayerController *player = [[MPMoviePlayerController alloc] initWithContentURL:[NSURL fileURLWithPath:url]];
player.view.frame = CGRectMake(184, 200, 400, 300);
[self.view addSubview:player.view];
[player play];

There's an example here: