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I tried to play a video file on Android, and failed miserably.

  • webm - either video doesn't show at all, or it freezes. Tried both VP8 and VP9, with or without audio track
  • ogv - stutters, apparently uses too much CPU, even if bitrate/fps/resolution are low
  • OS.native-video-play() - no documentation, no error dump, and didn't play the video file
  • VideoStreamGDNative/godot-videodecoder - couldn't get from the documentation how to use it nor what it is capable of doing.

Anyone ever succeeded in playing a video on Android, and can share what their success story?

Godot version 3.2.3
in Engine by (176 points)
edited by

Sorry, but it looks like this tape will self destruct in 5 seconds.

There was a pull request for playing videos natively made last year, but they're still working on it. Someone on the Godot subreddit has had a similar issue.

From the looks of it, video currently can't be played on Android.

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I'm having exactly the same problem. When I run the game in pc everything is ok but on android is a disaster :-(

by (14 points)

Exactly same problem!
for me every thing is fine in godot but on android export it didnt work at all!

did you find any solution?

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