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Chapter 10. Multimedia > Playing audio

10.2. Playing audio

Probably the most basic need for multimedia on a cell phone is the ability to play audio files, whether new ringtones, MP3s, or quick audio notes. Android’s MediaPlayer is easy to use. At a high level, all you need to do to play an MP3 file is follow these steps:

1.
Put the MP3 in the res/raw directory in a project (note that you can also use a URI to access files on the network or via the internet).

2.
Create a new instance of the MediaPlayer, and reference the MP3 by calling MediaPlayer.create().

3.
Call the MediaPlayer methods prepare() and start().


  

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