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Android in Action, Third Edition by C. Enrique Ortiz, Chris King, Robi Sen, W. Frank Ableson

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Chapter 10. Multimedia

 

This chapter covers

  • Playing audio and video
  • Controlling the camera
  • Recording audio
  • Recording video

 

Today, people use cell phones for almost everything but phone calls, from instant messaging to surfing the web to listening to music and even to watching live streaming TV. Nowadays, a cell phone needs to support multimedia to be considered a usable device. In this chapter, we’re going to look at how you can use Android to play audio files, watch video, take pictures, and even record sound and video.

As of Android 2.0, Google decided to phase out the OpenCORE system for Android’s multimedia needs and move to a new multimedia system called Stagefright. As of Android 2.3, Stagefright has subsumed OpenCORE and become ...

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