Progress on a new Android Player, part 2By Keith Sparkjoy
UPDATE: This new player has been officially released!
Last month, we posted that we were working on building a new Android player based on FFmpeg. Android continues to have many video playback bugs and fragmentation, and it’s been especially painful this year with Honeycomb (Android 3.x for tablets).
We’ve made great strides on the video front, but recently had a setback on the audio front. It seems that the audio decoder that’s part of FFmpeg chokes hard on AAC audio, which is how our courses are currently encoded. We’re hoping we can find a suitable replacement decoder, or we may end up transcoding the entire library to use MP3 audio for the Android formats. Ugh.
In any case, we’re going to be laser focused on the new Android player during the first two weeks of December and even if we have to reencode the entire library, we’ll do what it takes to get this new player shipped as soon as we can.
About the Author
- Progress on a new Android player
- Pluralsight for Android (Beta) now available
- Update of Pluralsight (Beta) for Android Available
- New course: Android Development for .NET Developers
- New course: Android Async Programming and Services
- New course: Android Programming with Intents
- Watching Train Signal Lessons on Your Android Phone
- Jolie O’Dell on the Pluralsight Android App
- Pluralsight Offline Player for PC/Mac (Beta)
- Microsoft Desktop Player for IT Professionals and Developers