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Why is Intent.ActionView throwing an error with an MP4 file.

AlexRutherfordAlexRutherford GBUniversity ✭✭
edited April 2016 in Xamarin.Android

Hi all,

I have been trying to get my local videos (raw folder) to run using Intent.ActionView. When I create the Intent and set a data and type then start the activity I get a error. Please look at the following code & error.

I have tried a load of different ways to get to the file thinking maybe it is not being found but I don't think that is the problem. I have tried different video formats but also I do not think that is the problem.

If I use a URL to a MP4 inside SetDataAndType that will run without an error. Maybe this is a permissions error? At this point I really have no idea. I hope someone will be able to explain the problem I an running into here.

I will attach a basic project (cannot seem to upload a zip with the project, any idea why?) with the code inside that you can run to view the error yourself.


// Create the intent and push the mp4 to it, lets run a video!
Intent videoIntent = new Intent (Intent.ActionView);

// Video is MP4 format
videoIntent.SetDataAndType (Uri.Parse ("android.resource://" + PackageName + "/raw/bunny"), "video/*");

// Crash here, Error: Android.Content.ActivityNotFoundExeception
StartActivity (videoIntent);

Little bit of the error: Android.Content.ActivityNotFoundException: No Activity found to handle Intent

Note: I cannot post the full error in the post, any idea why that is? (comes up with the whole post blank)


  • 2coolor2coolor AZMember

    Sorry sir, but this seems to the only related thread about video playback issues. I also met a video playback issue and would you guys mind my asking here and I really need an answer now? Recently I download a software as you can see "" (I hope some experts can help me check it when it's at your convenience) to repair one of my failed MP4 file. The file did not contain audio output so I tried fixing it by converting it to an AVI file. The conversion was successful and there was audio output again. But I did not figure why after conversion, the video size got much bigger, did you ever meet such a kind of issue?

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