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New Developer
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-15-2009
My Device: Not Specified

media player can't open video file


I use a BB Curve 8520 and I want to use a media player.

Therefore I have the following code (here it's a snippet):


//Create a new Player pointing to the video file.
//This can use any valid URL.
String filePath = "file:///store/samples/videos/MuteMath.mp4";

FileConnection con = (FileConnection) Connector.open(filePath);
InputStream is = con.openInputStream();
player = Manager.createPlayer(is, "video/mp4");

//Create a new VideoControl.
videoControl = (VideoControl)player.getControl("VideoControl");
//Initialize the video mode using a Field.
videoControl.initDisplayMode(VideoControl.USE_GUI_PRIMITIVE, "net.rim.device.api.ui.Field");

//Set the video control to be visible.
catch (Exception ex)

 When I press the space bar the player should start with player.start(). But the player doesn't start although the mp4 is there.

Any ideas?





BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,809
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

Re: media player can't open video file

Third party applications are not able to access the sample content bundled with the BlackBerry device software.  Try a different mp4 file that you have copied to your BlackBerry Smartphone.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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