android – How to Play Streaming Audio/Video from a url?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am new in Android. I am using android os 2.2. I am trying to play streaming audio and video from url. I don’t know what to do for that. after 3 days og googling i come to know that I have to use mediaPlayer and MediaController classes.

I had use different differend combination of codes found on internet but not succeed.

Can anybody guide me what to do for streaming audio/video playing. What about the UI if we use MediaPlayer or Controller class. is there any thing to related these in xml file of layout.

if not then even please tell me what may be the code for that.

please help me.

How to solve:

Hope this helps.

1- Install VLC on your computer (SERVER) and go to Media->Streaming (Ctrl+S)

2- select a file to stream or if you want to stream your webcam or… click on “Capture Device” tab and do the configuration and finally click on “Stream” button.

3- here you should do the streaming server configuration, just go to “Option” tab and past the following command:


NOTE: replace YOURCOMPUTER_SERVER_IP_ADDR with your computer IP address or any server which is running VLC…

NOTE: You can see, the video codec is MP4V which is supported by android.

4- go to eclipse and create a new project for media playbak. create a VideoView object and in the OnCreate() function write some code like this:

mVideoView = (VideoView) findViewById(;
mVideoView.setMediaController(new MediaController(this));

5- run the apk on the device (not simulator, i did not check it) and wait for the playback to be started. please consider the buffering process will take about 10 seconds…


I haven’t done much into multimedia, but if you’re looking for streaming even via RSTP, then MediapLayer can help.

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