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.


Video Playback

Just as Android supports audio playback, it also supports video playback of local and streaming content. Unlike audio playback – which supports a mix of high-level and low-level APIs – video playback offers a purely high-level interface, in the form of the same MediaPlayer class you used for audio playback. To keep things a bit simpler, though, Android does offer a VideoView widget you can drop in an activity or fragment to play back video.

Prerequisites

Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters of this book, along with the chapter on audio playback.

Moving Pictures

The preview of this section is out seeking fame and fortune as the Dread Pirate Roberts.