09-19-2009 07:25 PM
I am in the middle of writing an app that involves streaming a video into the app. I have been reading all over the web about video streaming for BB. The impression that I'm getting is that BB can only stream from an RTSP server. Is that really true? There is no possible way that I can stream over http? The server that I use doesn't support RTSP, and I can't switch or build a new/different server at this point. Am I just completely out of luck?
I've tried invoking a browser session with the URL pointed to my video, but it just says Error 413: Content too large after loading for a bit. I've tried accessing videos as small as 1.6mb with the same result. Here's the code I used, pretty much straight from one of the video tutorials:
BrowserSession browserSession = Browser.getDefaultSession(); browserSession.displayPage("http://domainName.com/Movie.3gp"); browserSession.showBrowser();
I've also tried accessing it from a MediaPlayer with no luck.
Can I stream http if I'm on a wifi network (only tried the data network so far)?
I really appreciate any help, advice, and guidance anyone here can offer.
09-20-2009 02:26 AM
09-20-2009 10:33 AM
09-25-2009 05:59 PM
I heard that Bold can support HTTP progressive downloading for playing large video file.By that I mean if I input into a Bold browser "http://..."
that points to a video file, it should start to play.
Can anyone from RIM confirm it?
09-30-2009 09:34 AM
Streaming support also depends on the format of the video. Refer to this link.
Here you can find a sample that shows how to buffer content within your application.
How To - Support streaming audio to the media application
Article Number: DB-00612