TextureVideoView

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Language
Java
Version
1.1.1 (Feb 5, 2016)
Created
May 23, 2014
Updated
Feb 5, 2019
Owner
sprylab technologies GmbH (sprylab)
Contributors
Philip Schiffer (hameno)
lhunath
Zac Sweers (ZacSweers)
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Blurb

TextureVideoView for Android

A VideoView based on the official Android 7.1.1_r13 sources using a TextureView instead of a SurfaceView by sprylab technologies GmbH. It will work on Android 4.0+ (API level 15 and above).

The main advantages of this drop-in replacement compared to the original VideoView are the following:

  • extends android.view.TextureView instead of a android.view.SurfaceView thus allowing proper view animations as described in the Property Animation API guide
  • API addition: Call setShouldRequestAudioFocus(true) to programmatically disable audio focus request before opening a video file - default behaviour is unchanged and complies with the current VideoView implementation (thanks to @ezaquarii)
  • clears the underlying Surface on API level 16+ when calling stopPlayback() (thanks to @hithere1985)
  • fixes a sizing bug when auto-starting the video with view size != video size (thanks to @lhunath)
  • fixes various memory leaks
    • potential leak by releasing surface when destroyed
    • potential activity leak when streaming videos over HTTP(S) (thanks to @koral)
    • potential activity leak caused by AudioManager on Android pre-6.0 devices (thanks to @hzsweers)

Unfortunately, code that uses hidden APIs and thus is not publicly available had to be removed (e.g. subtitle support).

Download

Download the latest JAR or grab via Maven:

<dependency>
  <groupId>com.sprylab.android.texturevideoview</groupId>
  <artifactId>texturevideoview</artifactId>
  <version>1.2.1</version>
</dependency>

or Gradle:

compile 'com.sprylab.android.texturevideoview:texturevideoview:1.2.1'

License

Copyright 2014-2016 sprylab technologies GmbH

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Note: The sample application includes a trailer for Big Buck Bunny, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.