Development Example – Movie Viewer Applet

The movie viewer can be used by third party applications. These applications can launch the movie viewer application directly, and pass in a video file. In order to launch a video the application passes the location of the file they wish to open. This video must be saved locally on the device.

Applications broadcast Intent.ACTION_VIEW with the file’s URI and Mime type.

File movie = 
new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory(), "document.pdf");
String mimeType = MimeTypeMap.getSingleton().getMimeTypeFromExtension(
MimeTypeMap.getFileExtensionFromUrl(document.toURI().toString()));

Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
intent.addCategory(Intent.CATEGORY_DEFAULT);
intent.setDataAndType(Uri.fromFile(document), mimeType);
intent.addFlags(Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK);
startActivity(intent)

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