How to play local SD file using Android VideoView

In this android programming source code example, we are going to play local SD file using Android VideoView.

You can copy and adopt this source code example to your android project without reinventing the wheel.

Below is a step by step source code to play local SD file using Android VideoView.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">

    <VideoView
        android:id="@+id/videoView"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"/>

</RelativeLayout>

MainActivity.java

import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Environment;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.VideoView;

public class VideoViewActivity14 extends AppCompatActivity {
    private VideoView videoView;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_video_view14);
        videoView = (VideoView)findViewById(R.id.videoView);
        Uri uri = Uri.parse(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory()+"/test.mp4");
        videoView.setVideoURI(uri);
        videoView.start();
    }
}

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