Does Android natively support any type of streaming video similar to m3u8 on iPhone? Looking for a solution that handles HTTP Streaming or Progressive download with an option to deliver multiple quality of streams and change between the different quality levels while playback. Thanks.

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    It sounds like this question should have been asked on StackOverflow instead.
    – Jonas
    Commented Jan 26, 2011 at 13:19

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Android supports the RTSP protocol (I believe using VideoView), I'm not sure if this has everything you're looking for.

  • That's not true VideoView does not support RTSP!
    – HXH
    Commented Jun 26, 2011 at 19:13
  • @Ghassen OK, do you know what does? This page states very clearly that Android supports RTSP, so how do you handle it if not via VideoView? Commented Jun 26, 2011 at 22:38
  • MediaPlayer mentions using RTSP URIs, and the page says "An example on how to use the methods in this class can be found in VideoView." Commented Jun 26, 2011 at 22:40

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