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    Unanswered: Embedding youtube videos that open in the native youtube player on Android


    Hi Everyone,

    I'm working on an app that has embedded videos and was wondering is there a way to embed youtube videos so that when they are tapped on, they exit out of the app and play the video in the native Android app installed on the phone?

    I'm working with some fairly limited Android phones (The Samsung Galaxy Mini) and embedding the video using the iframe method doesn't work very well as the video won't play.

    If anyone has successfully tried this and would care to share their wisdom I would be very grateful.

    Thanks

    Matt

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    You can have an image of the video and on tap of it the browser should recognize it's a youtube video to open the youtube player.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. That solution works fine in iOS but unfortunately it was a bit of a nightmare to get it going in Android.

    My approach was to take the youtube iframe approach as shown in the code below:

    Code:
    Ext.define('Application.view.IosVideoPlayer', {
    	extend: 'Ext.Panel',
    	xtype: 'iosvideoplayerpanel',
    	config: {
    		fullscreen: true,
    		scrollable: false,
    		style: 'background-color: #fff;',
    		tpl: '<h2>{title}</h2><iframe type="text/html" width="100%" height="30%" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/{id}?controls=0&showinfo=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>',
    		cls: 'videoplayer',
    		listeners: {
    			painted: function(){
    				button = Ext.ComponentQuery.query('#supportersbackbutton')[0];
    				button.go = {container: 'funstufflandingpanel', panel: 'behindthescenespanel'};
    				setTimeout(function(){button.show();}, 500);
    			},
    			erased: function(){
    				button = Ext.ComponentQuery.query('#supportersbackbutton')[0];
    				button.hide();
    			}
    		}
    	}
    });
    On the Android phones I was testing with, namely the Samsung Galaxy Mini and the Galaxy S2, the youtube video would skip straight to the end and not play at all.

    From working on solutions to this problem, even going as far as to embed some test videos into the view using the html5 video tag and Ext.video, nothing seemed to work on the Android devices.

    When running this app in the Android browser as a web app, the videos displayed perfectly, but when compiling as a native android app the videos wouldn't play at all.

    When updating to the latest version of the Sencha SDK tools and building a native Android app that way, I was able to get sound from the videos but no image.

    In the end, we had to wrap the native Android app in Cordova and use an intent to catch taps on the video itself, which would then open them in the default android media player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matfin View Post
    In the end, we had to wrap the native Android app in Cordova and use an intent to catch taps on the video itself, which would then open them in the default android media player.
    How did you do it?

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    Oreilly?


    Doesn't the OReilly App already do this? It loads Youtube and when clicking opens the native player...haven't tested it on Android though

    :-)