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Registered: ‎06-22-2010
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Unable to play media from sdcard

I am trying to read an MP3 from SDcard and play it.Its working fine in the simulator,but in the device its throwing Error saying unable to play media.I am putting my code below.Can anyone help


Invocation invocation = new Invocation("file:///SDCard/BlackBerry/music/alarm2.mp3"); 

    	    // Get the Registry object using the class name of the application   	
    	    Registry _registry=Registry.getRegistry(Application.getApplication().getClass().getName()); 

    	    //Invoke the content handler.



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Re: Unable to play media from sdcard

Are you able to play the same file using the built in media player?  Does this happen for any MP3 or just this one?

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Re: Unable to play media from sdcard

[ Edited ]

I am able to play video(.3gp) using the built in media player. but unable to play same video from my code.its throwing Error saying "java.io.IOException:Locator does not reference a valid media file.

Player player = javax.microedition.media.Manager
//Dialog.alert("before player.realize()");
VideoControl videoControl = (VideoControl) player.getControl("VideoControl");
Field videoField = (Field)videoControl.initDisplayMode(
VideoControl.USE_GUI_PRIMITIVE, "net.rim.device.api.ui.Field" );
VolumeControl volume = (VolumeControl) player.getControl("VolumeControl");