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Android Question

How to load videos from assets folder? (to play them with VideoView)

I need to open a mp4 video from the assets folder and play it with VideoView.

I tryed with these two options, but none of them works....

mVideoView.setVideoPath("file:///android_asset/videos.mp4");
mVideoView.requestFocus();
mVideoView.start();


and...

String uriPath = "file:///android_asset/videos.mp4";
Uri uri = Uri.parse(uriPath);
mVideoView.setVideoURI(uri);
mVideoView.requestFocus();
mVideoView.start();


These options didn't works, but if I try to open the video from the SDCARD it works perfectly, then, the problem is when I'm trying to load the video from the assets folder.

What I'm doing wrong?

thanks

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Answer

I don't know how to load videos from the assets folder. But I know how to load them from the /res/raw/ folder:

String uriPath = "android.resource://yourapplicationpackage/raw/videofilenamewithoutextension";
Uri uri = Uri.parse(uriPath);
video.setVideoURI(uri);