I'm trying to play video's from Vimeo in my app. The problem is that on Android 6 devices the video stops playing after a certain time. On devices with a lower API everything plays fine.
- The time depends on the quality. For the video of the provided url's below plays a certain minutes (1 to 3). How lower the video quality how longer it keeps playing.
- After 1 to 3 minutes the mediaplayer throws an ProtocolException. The app does not crash on this but the video freezes when the buffered video piece is played.
[MediaHTTPConnection] readAt 25182208 / 32768 => java.net.ProtocolException: unexpected end of stream and shows this in de log
- After the exception the video plays 30 seconds (buffered), then the application outputs this
[MediaPlayer] error (1, -1004)
We're emailing for weeks now with Vimeo Support but they can't provide a solution or a possible cause. Now after weeks of mailing the support desk says that they're not supporting Android, but we've tried their suggestions:
- Use the redirected and unredirected url's
Use a video view instead of a mediaplayer
We've tried a native Android and a Xamarin Android implementation
Try to download the file => this works but we want to stream because some video's are longer then 30 minutes (>100mb). Uncomment the code in the onCreate in the DownLoadActivity to test downloading.
In the browser everything works fine.
I've placed a testproject on We-Transfer where you can see the problem https://bazookas.wetransfer.com/downloads/40dadcc8a01f7ebf025345cdf88b731220170102160508/21970a