android – How to select a video from the gallery and get it's real path?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I can open the gallery with this code,

    Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK);
    intent.setType("video/*");

    intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT);
    startActivityForResult(Intent.createChooser(intent, "Select Video"), PICK_VIDEO_REQUEST );

It works well on a Samsung Galaxy S5. But in some phones, images are displayed along with videos.

What changes do I need to do to the code to open the gallery to display only videos?

How can I get the real path of the selected video when the results are returned?

How to solve:

Here is the full code to get the video path after selecting from gallery.

Intent intent = new Intent();
intent.setType("video/*");
intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT);
startActivityForResult(Intent.createChooser(intent,"Select Video"),REQUEST_TAKE_GALLERY_VIDEO);

public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        if (resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
            if (requestCode == REQUEST_TAKE_GALLERY_VIDEO) {
                Uri selectedImageUri = data.getData();

                // OI FILE Manager
                filemanagerstring = selectedImageUri.getPath();

                // MEDIA GALLERY
                selectedImagePath = getPath(selectedImageUri);
                if (selectedImagePath != null) {

                    Intent intent = new Intent(HomeActivity.this,
                            VideoplayAvtivity.class);
                    intent.putExtra("path", selectedImagePath);
                    startActivity(intent);
                }
            }
        }
    }

    // UPDATED!
    public String getPath(Uri uri) {
        String[] projection = { MediaStore.Video.Media.DATA };
        Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(uri, projection, null, null, null);
        if (cursor != null) {
            // HERE YOU WILL GET A NULLPOINTER IF CURSOR IS NULL
            // THIS CAN BE, IF YOU USED OI FILE MANAGER FOR PICKING THE MEDIA
            int column_index = cursor
                    .getColumnIndexOrThrow(MediaStore.Video.Media.DATA);
            cursor.moveToFirst();
            return cursor.getString(column_index);
        } else
            return null;
    }

###

Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK, MediaStore.Video.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI);

startActivityForResult(intent , SELECT_VIDEO);

###

You will get real Path from this method getPath

public static String getPath(final Context context, final Uri uri) {

    final boolean isKitKat = Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.KITKAT;

    // DocumentProvider
    if (isKitKat && DocumentsContract.isDocumentUri(context, uri)) {
        // ExternalStorageProvider
        if (isExternalStorageDocument(uri)) {
            final String docId = DocumentsContract.getDocumentId(uri);
            final String[] split = docId.split(":");
            final String type = split[0];

            if ("primary".equalsIgnoreCase(type)) {
                return Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "/" + split[1];
            }

            // TODO handle non-primary volumes
        }
        // DownloadsProvider
        else if (isDownloadsDocument(uri)) {

            final String id = DocumentsContract.getDocumentId(uri);
            final Uri contentUri = ContentUris.withAppendedId(
                    Uri.parse("content://downloads/public_downloads"), Long.valueOf(id));

            return getDataColumn(context, contentUri, null, null);
        }
        // MediaProvider
        else if (isMediaDocument(uri)) {
            final String docId = DocumentsContract.getDocumentId(uri);
            final String[] split = docId.split(":");
            final String type = split[0];

            Uri contentUri = null;
            if ("image".equals(type)) {
                contentUri = MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI;
            } else if ("video".equals(type)) {
                contentUri = MediaStore.Video.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI;
            } else if ("audio".equals(type)) {
                contentUri = MediaStore.Audio.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI;
            }

            final String selection = "_id=?";
            final String[] selectionArgs = new String[]{
                    split[1]
            };

            return getDataColumn(context, contentUri, selection, selectionArgs);
        }
    }
    // MediaStore (and general)
    else if ("content".equalsIgnoreCase(uri.getScheme())) {
        return getDataColumn(context, uri, null, null);
    }
    // File
    else if ("file".equalsIgnoreCase(uri.getScheme())) {
        return uri.getPath();
    }

    return null;
}

/**
 * Get the value of the data column for this Uri. This is useful for
 * MediaStore Uris, and other file-based ContentProviders.
 *
 * @param context       The context.
 * @param uri           The Uri to query.
 * @param selection     (Optional) Filter used in the query.
 * @param selectionArgs (Optional) Selection arguments used in the query.
 * @return The value of the _data column, which is typically a file path.
 */
public static String getDataColumn(Context context, Uri uri, String selection,
                                   String[] selectionArgs) {

    Cursor cursor = null;
    final String column = "_data";
    final String[] projection = {
            column
    };

    try {
        cursor = context.getContentResolver().query(uri, projection, selection, selectionArgs,
                null);
        if (cursor != null && cursor.moveToFirst()) {
            final int column_index = cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(column);
            return cursor.getString(column_index);
        }
    } finally {
        if (cursor != null)
            cursor.close();
    }
    return null;
}


/**
 * @param uri The Uri to check.
 * @return Whether the Uri authority is ExternalStorageProvider.
 */
public static boolean isExternalStorageDocument(Uri uri) {
    return "com.android.externalstorage.documents".equals(uri.getAuthority());
}

/**
 * @param uri The Uri to check.
 * @return Whether the Uri authority is DownloadsProvider.
 */
public static boolean isDownloadsDocument(Uri uri) {
    return "com.android.providers.downloads.documents".equals(uri.getAuthority());
}

/**
 * @param uri The Uri to check.
 * @return Whether the Uri authority is MediaProvider.
 */
public static boolean isMediaDocument(Uri uri) {
    return "com.android.providers.media.documents".equals(uri.getAuthority());
}

public static MultipartBody.Part getMultiPartBody(String key, String mMediaUrl) {
    if (mMediaUrl != null) {
        File file = new File(mMediaUrl);
        RequestBody requestFile = RequestBody.create(MediaType.parse("multipart/form-data"), file);
        return MultipartBody.Part.createFormData(key, file.getName(), requestFile);
    } else {
        return MultipartBody.Part.createFormData(key, "");
    }
}

}

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Use this

Intent intent = new Intent (Intent.ACTION_PICK,MediaStore.Video.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI);
intent.setType("video/*");
startActivityForResult(Intent.createChooser(intent,"Select Video"),REQUEST_TAKE_GALLERY_VIDEO);

###

Below code works for me:

Intent videoPickIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK);
videoPickIntent.setType("video/*");
TheActivity.startActivityForResult(Intent.createChooser(videoPickIntent, "Please pick a video"), PickIntroductionVideo);

and in onActivityResult:

if (requestCode != PickIntroductionVideo)
    return;
if (resultCode != Activity.RESULT_OK)
    return true;
String pickedVideoUrl = FarayanUtility.getRealPathFromUri(getContext(), data.getData());

Method FarayanUtility.getRealPathFromUri is:

public static String getRealPathFromUri(Context context, Uri contentUri) {
    Cursor cursor = null;
    try {
        String[] proj = {MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA};
        cursor = context.getContentResolver().query(contentUri, proj, null, null, null);
        int column_index = cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA);
        cursor.moveToFirst();
        return cursor.getString(column_index);
    } finally {
        if (cursor != null) {
            cursor.close();
        }
    }
}

###

    @Override
    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
        if (resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
            if (requestCode == 1) {
                Uri selectedVideoUri = data.getData();

                // OI FILE Manager
                String filemanagerstring = selectedVideoUri.toString();
                vidPath = filemanagerstring;

                // MEDIA GALLERY
                String selectedVideoPath = getPath(selectedVideoUri); 
                if (selectedVideoPath != null) {
                    vidPath = selectedVideoPath;
                }
            }
        }
    }

   //this function returns null when using IO file manager
    public String getPath(Uri uri) {
        String[] projection = { MediaStore.Video.Media.DATA };
        getContentResolver();
        Cursor cursor = getApplicationContext().getContentResolver().query(uri, projection, null, null, null);
        if (cursor != null) {
            int column_index = cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(MediaStore.Video.Media.DATA);
            cursor.moveToFirst();
            return cursor.getString(column_index); 
        } else
            return null;
    }

if the getpath() function is returning “null” then its prolly cuz you haven’t set the permissions right. What you need to do is in your manifest paste this:

 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
 <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>

Paste this before the <application> tag, then, once you load your app, go to settings->applications-> YourApp ->permissions and then set all the permissions to true. Once you do that, this code should work perfectly

###

Use

Intent intent = new Intent();
        intent.setType("video/*");
        intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT);
        startActivityForResult(Intent.createChooser(intent,"Select Video"),REQUEST_TAKE_GALLERY_VIDEO);

###

Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK,MediaStore.Video.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI);
                    fileUri = getOutputMediaFileUri(MEDIA_TYPE_VIDEO);
                    intent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_VIDEO_QUALITY, 1);
                    intent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_OUTPUT, fileUri);

startActivityForResult(intent,
                            CAMERA_CAPTURE_VIDEO_REQUEST_CODE);


@Override
    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
Uri selectedImageUri = data.getData();
imagePath = getPath(selectedImageUri);

}

  public String getPath(Uri uri) {
            String[] projection = { MediaStore.Video.Media.DATA };
            Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(uri, projection, null, null, null);
            if (cursor != null) {

                int column_index = cursor
                        .getColumnIndexOrThrow(MediaStore.Video.Media.DATA);
                cursor.moveToFirst();
                return cursor.getString(column_index);
            } else
                return null;
        }

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