How to stream video with Android VideoView

In this android programming source code example, we are going to stream video with 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 stream video with 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.app.ProgressDialog;
import android.graphics.PixelFormat;
import android.media.MediaPlayer;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.MediaController;
import android.widget.VideoView;

public class VideoViewActivity17 extends AppCompatActivity {
    private VideoView videoView;
    private ProgressDialog progressDialog;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_video_view17);
        videoView = (VideoView)findViewById(R.id.videoView);
        progressDialog = ProgressDialog.show(VideoViewActivity17.this, "", "Buffering video...", true);
        progressDialog.setCancelable(true);

        StreamVideo();
    }

    private void StreamVideo() {
        try {
            getWindow().setFormat(PixelFormat.TRANSLUCENT);
            MediaController mediaController = new MediaController(VideoViewActivity17.this);
            mediaController.setAnchorView(videoView);
            Uri uri = Uri.parse("rtsp://wowzaec2demo.streamlock.net/vod/mp4:BigBuckBunny_115k.mov");
            videoView.setMediaController(mediaController);
            videoView.setVideoURI(uri);
            videoView.requestFocus();
            videoView.setOnPreparedListener(new MediaPlayer.OnPreparedListener() {
                public void onPrepared(MediaPlayer mp) {
                    progressDialog.dismiss();
                    videoView.start();
                }
            });

        } catch(Exception e) {
            progressDialog.dismiss();
        }

    }
}

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