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Video in VideoPlayBack App



I just saw the VideoPlayBack Sample App, It is really very impressive. But I wanted to know are we playing the video on the image using Texture or something else???

Also if I want to play any other Video how can I do that?? means what should be the format and other stufff of the Video to be played??


Thanks in Advance :)

Hi ajinkyashelar


Yes it plays the video on to a texture.  

In this case the video is local, but it can be remote - see this thread regarding using a URL:



Sat, 08/18/2012 - 11:59

What is the reason that the video on the texture cannot be remote? The AVPlayer clearly supports this (http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/AudioVideo/Conceptual/AVFoundationPG/Articles/02_Playback.html%23//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40010188-CH3-SW3).


Mon, 08/20/2012 - 18:47

Nalin, thanks for replying. My point is - why make an effort of implementing another technical solution for remote files when the AVPlayer supports it? I can only assume that it has caused you problems of some kind and you could not make it work.

Hi tgotzsche
Here is some more in depth information on the video sample after discussion with one of the developers:
Currently a movie is played differently depending whether it is running fullscreen or running on a texture.


Tue, 08/21/2012 - 21:36

Hi Nalin, thanks for this insight information - it is really usefull and now the implementation makes perfectly sense.

I understand that you have to focus and appriciate the SDK and and samples. I completely agree that this leading edge.



BR Thomas


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:22

Hi Guys,


Any luck in playing Remote Video on Texture? We have been also trying to implement similar solution, so please let us know if anybody is succeded in same?





Tue, 08/28/2012 - 05:20

I now have something working based on the AVPlayer in iOS. 

It will play remote as well as local video's. Works with WiFi and 3G connections.




If the remote videos stored on aother server ( can be played in texture as the local file, do please share how can this be achieved.


Thanks in advance.

HI Guys

I have downloaded the videoplaybak code from samples and ran on Ipadmini retina. In portrait mode , i see the camera view presents fullu and in LANDSCAPE mode i see BLACK Screen on side and camera doesnt ome to whole screen . Can you please let me know what is the issue.