Sam Sam - 6 months ago 39
iOS Question

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

I am trying to play video inside a

UIView
, 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?

Answer

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: http://www.devx.com/wireless/Article/44642/1954

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