问题描述:

I am having a problem running a HTML5 Youtube embedded in a WebView.

I want to play a Youtube video on my application. I decided to use WebView instead of VideoView, because I want to make my system more flexible to play video from web.

Although There are many ways to get play youtube on the android, but I will use the youtube embedded version. "http://www.youtube.com/embed/_________". Because this is one of the solution I found when your android doesn't support flash.

The problem:

The WebView load as normal including the embedded Youtube. But I get a black screen on the youtube at start.

When I click on it. It load the first Image only but then It is not Playing. I tried to play on the android browser, it works smoothly but not in the webView.

Any idea why?

Below is just a snip of my code:

WebView wv = new WebView(getApplicationContext());

wv.getSettings().setPluginState(PluginState.ON);

wv.getSettings().setJavaScriptEnabled(true);

wv.loadUrl("http://apiblog.youtube.com/2010/07/new-way-to-embed-youtube-videos.html");

setContentView(wv);

Here are some of the resources that I found very useful:

  • how can we play youtube embeded code in android application using webview ?

  • play youtube video in WebView

  • How to embed a YouTube clip in a WebView on Android

  • http://apiblog.youtube.com/2010/07/new-way-to-embed-youtube-videos.html

  • http://www.broken-links.com/2009/10/06/building-html5-video-controls-with-javascript/

  • http://www.youtube.com/embed/bHQqvYy5KYo

Thank you in advance for any support and help :)


Update (13 June 2011):

I successfully load the http://m.youtube.com inside the WebView, but unable to play any video. But When I tried to load the URL on my Android Browser, it can play.

From here, I notice that the youtube site from my WebView is not signed in. So How can we allow the WebView to use the same credential as my Youtube account in my phone? Will it actually works?

网友答案:

EDIT

So from the comment conversation we have deducted:

On this website: www.youtube.com/html5 it says you have to sign in then opt in for HTML5 video playback

That is why your video will not load, it is redirecting to a flash version and your webview does not have flash.

ORIGINAL

Are you overriding url loading so your webview is being used?

 wv.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient(){
                    @Override
                    public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
                            return false;
                    }
            });

Are you saying the video won't play but the website loads?

You could try lying to YouTube and telling them your a different browser (perhaps pretend to be the android browser) Firefox is:

 wv.getSettings().setUserAgentString("Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/534.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/13.0.766.0 Safari/534.36");
网友答案:

Step 1 : Simply add this to Manifest file

android:hardwareAccelerated="true"

step 2 : check if you are setting layer for your webview.

(i.e.) //myWebView.setLayerType(View.LAYER_TYPE_SOFTWARE, null);

setting hardware acceleration to true and commenting these lines worked for me .

To know more about Hardware Acceleration and Layers look here at http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/graphics/hardware-accel.html

网友答案:

How to enable HTML5 in Android WebView is not well-documented. You may wanna try my HTML5WebView and my old slides

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