How to solve Android VideoView Black Screen issue

In this android programming source code example, we are going to solve Android VideoView Black Screen issue.

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 solve Android VideoView Black Screen issue.

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.graphics.PixelFormat;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.SurfaceHolder;
import android.widget.VideoView;


public class VideoViewActivity4 extends AppCompatActivity {
    private VideoView videoView;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_video_view4);
        videoView = (VideoView)findViewById(R.id.videoView);
        Uri uri = Uri.parse("android.resource://"+getPackageName()+"/"+R.raw.test);
        videoView.setVideoURI(uri);
        videoView.setZOrderOnTop(true);
        videoView.start();
    }
}

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