The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.

Audio Playback

Whether it comes in the form of simple beeps or in the form of symphonies (or gangster rap or whatever), Android applications often need to play audio. A few things in Android can play audio automatically, such as a Notification. However, once you get past those, you are on your own.

Fortunately for you, Android offers support for audio playback, and we will examine some of the options in this chapter.


Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters of this book.

Get Your Media On

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MediaPlayer for Audio

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Other Ways to Make Noise

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