Streaming or Playing a Video File on Android


I have been through multiple forums looking for the best way that works for me to  play a streamed video file from a server or from my local machine, and I found an easy way to do that, here is how:

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How to Get A MAP API Key for Android

Steps to get your key:

1) you need to get an MD5 finger print

  • go to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_24\bin
  • copy the file “debug.keystore” you will find this in C:\Users\User\.android\
  • Type the following command:
    keytool.exe -list -alias androiddebugkey -keystore "C:\android\debug.keystore" -storepass
    android -keypass android

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Changing the background colour or Image of a ListActivity!!

Well , I was stuck for like three hours trying to figure out how to change the background of a ListActivity because I have used an adapter with a layout for each item so when I change the background at the layout, only the item’s background is changed, but at the end I figured that it was very easy, here is how I did it : Continue reading