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StageWebView local video file <> NativeExtension to launch media player (Android)

Jan 8, 2012 3:16 AM

Tags: #file #video #android #local #html5 #tag #native_extension

Hello there!


As discussed here


it's very hard to load (for example) a local videofile saved on the device inside an HTML5 video-Tag.

All the possible solutions I found and tried didn't work for me.


Short description:

- user can stream an mp4-video via http://....

- if he wants, the user can download this video into the folder File.applicationStorageDirectory (also tried documentsDirectory, userDirectory)

- user can then watch the video without internet connection


When the users wants to start the video, the app checks if the video is available local.


if yes:

StageWebView is loaded with the code

<html><head><title>Player</title></head><body><div style="position:relative;width:800px;margin:0 auto;">

<video id="player" autobuffer controls height="400" width="800" onclick=";">

<source src="file:///data/data/ bug/Local%20Store/video/video.mp4">




=> this is not working. Feels like the StageWebView can not access the file (permissions? wrong path?)


if not:

the http-Url is used as source for the video tag => this is working



As a solution I'm thinking of starting the native video player to play the local file.

navigateToURL doesn't work...


Perhaps I need a native extension to start the player?

Is there any solution out there?


Thank you very much in advance!


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    Feb 21, 2012 11:48 AM   in reply to alad-1234

    I am in the same boat you are alad, a solution to this would be awesome. Interesting that local video in iOS with webView works so easy.

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    Apr 1, 2012 6:10 PM   in reply to alad-1234

    Hi alad.


    Nice that you`ve figured it out, however i still have problems to make it work.

    Can you share some code you`ve developed (html page, loading instructions including paths, and paths of video)



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