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The Android Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK by Nelson To, James Steele

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6. Multimedia Techniques

The Android platform provides comprehensive multimedia functionality. This chapter introduces techniques to manipulate images, record and play back audio, and record and play back video. Most decoders are supported by Android for reading multimedia, but only a subset of encoders is available for creating multimedia. Media framework support in Android 2.2 is summarized in Table 6.1. In particular, note the absence of a lossless compressed audio format. This will change in future releases.

Table 6.1 The Supported Media Types in Android 2.2 for Reading and Writing

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An application that records any type of media requires setting ...

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