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media player – How to play m3u8 on Android?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

As i understood, Android 3.0 and above are able for play radio streaming m3u8 – http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html

I put this link – http://content.mobile-tv.sky.com/content/ssna/live/ssnraudio.m3u8 into MediaPlayer but in LogCat i get:

06-01 09:04:44.287: INFO/LiveSession(33): onConnect 'http://content.mobile-tv.sky.com/content/ssna/live/ssnraudio.m3u8'
06-01 09:04:44.287: INFO/NuHTTPDataSource(33): connect to content.mobile-tv.sky.com:80/content/ssna/live/ssnraudio.m3u8 @0
06-01 09:04:44.747: INFO/NuHTTPDataSource(33): connect to content.mobile-tv.sky.com:80/content/ssna/live/ssnraudio.m3u8 @0
06-01 09:04:45.019: INFO/NuHTTPDataSource(33): connect to content.mobile-tv.sky.com:80/content/ssna/live/ssnraudio/ssnr_052311_071632_78731.aac @0
**06-01 09:04:45.817: ERROR/LiveSession(33): This doesn't look like a transport stream...**
06-01 09:04:45.967: INFO/HTTPLiveSource(33): input data EOS reached.

This is my source code:

    mp = new MediaPlayer();        
    start.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

        @Override
        public void onClick(View arg0) {
            // TODO Auto-generated method stub              
            try {

                mp.setDataSource("http://content.mobile-tv.sky.com/content/ssna/live/ssnraudio.m3u8");
                mp.prepare();
                mp.start();

            } catch (Exception e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            } 
        }
    });

    stop.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

        @Override
        public void onClick(View v) {
            // TODO Auto-generated method stub
            try {

                mp.stop(); 
                mp.reset();

            } catch (Exception e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            } 
        }
    });
}
How to&Answers:

Following this link trail:
http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=14646

->

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=16884

->

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=17118

(ARGGGGH!)

Gives the answer in the end:

basically in Android v2.3 & v3.0, use the non-standard httplive:// scheme,
in 3.1 use http:// but with some code workaround in how you call the relevant methods in the media framework.

Answer:

Try ExoMedia, streaming is as easy as:

emVideoView.setVideoURI(Uri.parse("https://archive.org/download/Popeye_forPresident/Popeye_forPresident_512kb.mp4"));

I works well with m3u8.

Answer:

Maybe you can try the Vitamio plugin, http://vov.io/vitamio/

Vitamio is a multimedia framework for all Android devices. Vitamio works like the Android’s default MediaPlayer except that it includes much more powerful features. And it’s absolutely free !
Network Protocols

The following network protocols are supported for audio and video playback:

MMS
RTSP (RTP, SDP)
HTTP progressive streaming
HTTP live streaming (M3U8), for Android 2.1+

Answer:

This is my example of how to play .M3U8 Streaming in Android

activity_main.xml

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

    <VideoView
        android:id="@+id/myVideoView"
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
</LinearLayout>

Main.java

package com.grexample.ooyalalive;

import java.net.URL;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.MediaController;
import android.widget.VideoView;

public class Main extends Activity {

    private String urlStream;
    private VideoView myVideoView;
    private URL url;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main_vv);//***************
            myVideoView = (VideoView)this.findViewById(R.id.myVideoView);
            MediaController mc = new MediaController(this);
            myVideoView.setMediaController(mc);         
            urlStream = "http://jorgesys.net/i/[email protected]/master.m3u8";
            runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
                @Override
                public void run() {
                    myVideoView.setVideoURI(Uri.parse(urlStream)); 
                }
            });
    }
}

I have seen a lot of people have problems playing .M3U8, it depends on the codecs used for the streaming and compatibility with the device, for example some of my .m3u8 files are only supported in devices with screens of 1200 x800 and higher.

Answer:

You can use FFmpegMediaPlayer:

https://github.com/wseemann/FFmpegMediaPlayer