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Android: App cannot play video in emulator

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I have installed my custom app in Packages/apps/

in the app, I use a simple Videoview for video playbacks (3gp or mp4). it works in actual device/ADT emulator, but If I run it in AOSP emulator, it says "Failed to open file : the path of the video"

// Retrieving file from internal file 
systemVideo.setVideoURI(Uri.parse("android.resource://" + getPackageName() + "/" + R.drawable.test));
posted Sep 25, 2013 by Amit Parthsarthi

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You cant play video in emulator.

answer Jun 19, 2014 by Anuj Agrawal
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