video player causes error on android

Mobile App Titanium SDK version: 1.8.2 iPhone SDK version: 4.3 Mac OS x 10.6.8

I am creating a videoplayer which works fine on ios but I keep getting a runtime error on android - also get same error on kitchen sink

' var effectVideoWindow = Titanium.UI.createWindow({
id: '24EffectVideoWindow',
title: '24 hour effect',
backgroundColor: '#FFF',
barColor: '#00BFFF',
navBarHidden: false,
width: '100%',
height: '100%',
fullscreen: false

    var options = {
        url: '/movies/movie.mp4',
        backgroundColor: '#FFF',
        scalingMode: Titanium.Media.VIDEO_SCALING_MODE_FILL,
        movieControlMode: Titanium.Media.VIDEO_CONTROL_DEFAULT             

    var activeMovie = Titanium.Media.createVideoPlayer(options);

    effectVideoWindow.addEventListener('close', function() {

3 Answers

  • Accepted Answer

    hi derek,
    remember one thing that when you use video player in android , there is no need to add player in the window so try to run your code without adding the player

    see this doc

    — answered 4 years ago by Mitul Bhalia
    • I tried what you suggested , the runtime error disappears but all i see is a blank white screen. I tested using the movie.mp4 from kitchen sink and same happens

      — commented 4 years ago by derek johnston
    • is your path correct of movie.mp4….?

      — commented 4 years ago by Mitul Bhalia
    • yes - it works for the iphone so its there in the correct folder

      — commented 4 years ago by derek johnston
    • ok, then try to run your app in the device..

      — commented 4 years ago by Mitul Bhalia
  • Hi

    here is a screen shot of error as I said get same error in kitchen sink

    anyone seen this before?

  • In addition to this my mp4 video plays ok in iphone but not in android.

    An mp4 video with codecs MPEG-4 Video, AAC and dimensions 368?×?208 plays ok in android but mp4 video codecs AAC, H.264 and dimensions 960?×?640 the video controls very briefly appear then disappear and just a black screen with no audio and there is no info in the console window.

    Is this connected to the codecs or dimensions - any help would be great