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Android - Simple Video Player

Operating System

In this tutorial we will try to create a Simple Video Player using Android. This simple application can be use in viewing some videos. The android is an open source operating system it's free and user friendly to mobile developers. Android is available to any devices such as TV, phones, watches etc. So now let's do the coding.....

Getting Started:

First you will have to download & install the Android Development IDE (Android Studio or Eclipse). Android Studio is an open source development feel free to develop your things. Here's the link for the Android Studio

Layout Design

We will now create the design for the application, first locate the layout file called activity_main.xml, this is the default name when create a new activity. Then write these codes inside your layout file.
  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  2. <RelativeLayout xmlns:android=""
  3. xmlns:app=""
  4. xmlns:tools=""
  5. android:layout_width="match_parent"
  6. android:layout_height="match_parent"
  7. tools:context="com.razormist.simplevideoplayer.MainActivity">
  9. <VideoView
  10. android:id="@+id/vv_display"
  11. android:layout_width="wrap_content"
  12. android:layout_height="280dp"
  13. android:layout_centerInParent="true"/>
  14. </RelativeLayout>

Android Manifest File

The Android Manifest file provides essential information about your app to the Android system in which the system must required before running the code. It describe the overall information about the application. It contains some libraries that needed to access the several method within the app.
  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  2. <manifest xmlns:android=""
  3. package="com.razormist.simplevideoplayer">
  5. <application
  6. android:allowBackup="true"
  7. android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
  8. android:label="@string/app_name"
  9. android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
  10. android:supportsRtl="true"
  11. android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
  12. <activity android:name=".MainActivity"
  13. android:configChanges="orientation"
  14. android:screenOrientation="portrait">
  15. <intent-filter>
  16. <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
  18. <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
  19. </intent-filter>
  20. </activity>
  21. </application>
  22. </manifest>

The Main Function

This code contains the main function of the application. This code will try to render the video file to display. To start with first locate your MainActivity java file and open it, then write this variable inside the MainActivity class.
  1. VideoView vv_display;
Finally, initialize the require methods inside the onCreate method to run the application.
  1. vv_display = (VideoView)findViewById(;
  2. String path = "android.resource://" + getPackageName() + "/" +;
  3. Uri uri = Uri.parse(path);
  4. vv_display.setVideoURI(uri);
  6. MediaController mediaController = new MediaController(this);
  7. vv_display.setMediaController(mediaController);
  8. mediaController.setAnchorView(vv_display);
Try to run the app and see if it worked. There you have it we have created a Simple Video Player using Android. I hope that this tutorial help you to what you are looking for. For more updates and tutorials just kindly visit this site. Enjoy Coding!!!

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Submitted byVaranAlmas (not verified)on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:40

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