Android Question App Opening Screen Video Help

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Zakerg, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Zakerg

    Zakerg Member Licensed User

    I am trying to add a video clip to the start of my app. Using VideoView and library VideoViewExtras by Martin Pearman seemed to do the trick. It worked fine on a GalaxyS5 and an LG tablet running Android 5.0 but when I tried it on a an older phone running 4.04 the height of the video was fine but the width was squeezed to 1/3 the screen. The VideoView/Panel were significantly stretched to fill the screen of the 5.0 devices but that had no effect on the 4.04 phone.

    Searching previous posts seems to confirm that VideoView can be unreliable when switching between phone brands. There is something called Vitamino which sounds reliable but has licensing issues or very limited free use. There was some discussion of using a YouTube player but it did not sound like it would apply to a game opening screen.

    Is there a newer/better method for showing an opening screen video? Will my original solution work on all newer model devices and I should not worry about the older models?
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    VideoView is the standard view to play video. You might get better results if you start the app in landscape mode.
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