Video recording snip-it

JakeBullet70

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Hi all.

Looking for a video recording snip-it. It would use a view as recording screen and save to a file. Can use the front camera.
Please PM me with details and cost.

Thanks.
 

JakeBullet70

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WOW, no takers on this. Is it really that hard? If no takers could someone maybe point me in the right direction? My Java skills are not good at all. :(
 

thedesolatesoul

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Maybe I dont follow, but you just want to record front camera and display a preview inside a panel?

Also have you checked the following and none meet your requirements:
- http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/help/audio.html#audiorecordapp
- http://www.b4x.com/android/forum/threads/rsvideorecord-library.16268/#content
- and this ;) : http://www.b4x.com/android/forum/th...called-in-an-invalid-state.31709/#post-184994

Where to look:
http://developer.android.com/reference/android/media/MediaRecorder.html
Camera and video recording can be troublesome depending on what cameras and codecs and resolutions a device supports.

I guess you need to therefore be more specific about what you require. For e.g. what is the final goal? If some does indeed wrap mediarecorder, would you work through the lifecycle issues yourself, or do you want everything done for you down to the final details. Lets face it something like this will take a long time depending on what devices you are testing on.
For e.g. if it doesnt work on a GalaxyTab2 device using the official API what would you expect to be the solution.

EDIT:
I forgot to add, you need to think about which API to use as well. The Camera2 API in Lollipop is probably the most stable.
In fact there is a sample here which records video to a file: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-Camera2Video
 
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JakeBullet70

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Maybe I dont follow, but you just want to record front camera and display a preview inside a panel?

Also have you checked the following and none meet your requirements:
- http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/help/audio.html#audiorecordapp
- http://www.b4x.com/android/forum/threads/rsvideorecord-library.16268/#content
- and this ;) : http://www.b4x.com/android/forum/th...called-in-an-invalid-state.31709/#post-184994

Where to look:
http://developer.android.com/reference/android/media/MediaRecorder.html
Camera and video recording can be troublesome depending on what cameras and codecs and resolutions a device supports.

I guess you need to therefore be more specific about what you require. For e.g. what is the final goal? If some does indeed wrap mediarecorder, would you work through the lifecycle issues yourself, or do you want everything done for you down to the final details. Lets face it something like this will take a long time depending on what devices you are testing on.
For e.g. if it doesnt work on a GalaxyTab2 device using the official API what would you expect to be the solution.

EDIT:
I forgot to add, you need to think about which API to use as well. The Camera2 API in Lollipop is probably the most stable.
In fact there is a sample here which records video to a file: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-Camera2Video
Thanks @thedesolatesoul. Yes, I have looked at all of the above. The 1st one is how I do it now. The 2nd one refuses to support the front camera and the 3rd one is wrapping the existing media recorder. But let me clarify what I am looking for and in what context.

The problem I am trying to address here is a consistent user experience. Hence my wanting to create a consistent user experience as every tablet has it's own video recorder app.

My app... The tablet app is running 24/7. It is in the kitchen and is always plugged in. Besides skype it is always the front running app. So the part of this is... I am working on a video message plug-in for family members to leave messages to each other. So what I need is a panel that can record and save video. Method wise I would like to call: Start recording, stop, save - done, start again and cancel. I just need the panel and I will handle the menu.

As far as me writing it I know I can do but only have time on the weekends. So getting used to the java and libs I am thinking I will be at it for 1 or 2 months. I am hoping someone who knows java can crank it out in a weekend.

Again thanks @thedesolatesoul
 
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thedesolatesoul

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OK, so the only choice is to use the old Camera API and MediaRecorder.
Given that Skype and other apps are able to do it, it could be workable.
What is the MinSdkVersion you are looking for?

To clarify, I cannot crank this out in a weekend either (and if someone does it would be a big amount of luck to get it working on all the devices required). I usually spend atleast a week doing research and finding alternatives and a good solution before I even write a single line of code.
 

JakeBullet70

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Everything runs on Android 4.x and above. Not sure what the SDK is for that. If you want to do some research (not committed to writing it) PM me with a price and we can chat. If it is not for you then no worries. Also, I want to donate what ever comes out to the b4a community.

Thanks.
 
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