Michael Ortiz Michael Ortiz - 4 years ago 112
Java Question

VideoView Streaming: Audio works but video is black

I have a very strange issue. I am using a steam video and I play it on my app but the issue is that Audio works but video is not working. It shows a black screen (See image for reference.) I have no idea what the issue is. Audio works fine but video shows black screen.

Any ideas of what the issue can be?

Here is my code for reference:

public class Video_Low_Mission extends Activity {
// Put in your Video URL here
private String VideoURL = "rtsp://184.72.239.149/vod/mp4:BigBuckBunny_175k.mov";
// Declare some variables
private ProgressDialog pDialog;
VideoView videoview;



@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
// Set the layout from video_main.xml
setContentView(R.layout.activity_video__low__mission);
// Find your VideoView in your video_main.xml layout
videoview = (VideoView) findViewById(R.id.VideoView);
// Execute StreamVideo AsyncTask
new StreamVideo().execute();

}


// StreamVideo AsyncTask
private class StreamVideo extends AsyncTask<Void, Void, Void> {
@Override
protected void onPreExecute() {
super.onPreExecute();
// Create a progressbar
pDialog = new ProgressDialog(Video_Low_Mission.this);
// Set progressbar title
pDialog.setTitle("Mission TV (Low Quality)");
// Set progressbar message
pDialog.setMessage("Buffering...");
pDialog.setIndeterminate(false);
// Show progressbar
pDialog.show();

}

@Override
protected Void doInBackground(Void... params) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
return null;
}

@Override
protected void onPostExecute(Void args) {

try {
// Start the MediaController
MediaController mediacontroller = new MediaController(
Video_Low_Mission.this);
mediacontroller.setAnchorView(videoview);
// Get the URL from String VideoURL
Uri video = Uri.parse(VideoURL);
videoview.setMediaController(mediacontroller);
videoview.setVideoURI(video);

videoview.requestFocus();
videoview.setOnPreparedListener(new OnPreparedListener() {
// Close the progress bar and play the video
public void onPrepared(MediaPlayer mp) {
pDialog.dismiss();
videoview.start();
}
});
} catch (Exception e) {
pDialog.dismiss();

// Error Here

Log.e("Error", e.getMessage());
e.printStackTrace();
}

}

}

// Not using options menu for this tutorial
@Override
public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.video__low__mission, menu);
return true;
}


XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent" >

<VideoView
android:id="@+id/VideoView"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
android:layout_centerVertical="true" />

</RelativeLayout>


Thanks :)

Answer Source

Playing of mov files is not supported on the android. mov is an apple format, and there is not a default video codec in android to play them. Reference

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