Track chapters and segments on Android

The following instructions provide guidance for implementation using 2.x SDKs.


If you are implementing a 1.x version of the SDK, you can download the Developers Guide here: Download SDKs.

Implement chapter tracking

  1. Identify when the chapter start event occurs and create the ChapterObject instance by using the chapter information.

    ChapterObject chapter tracking reference:


    These variables are only required if you are planning to track chapters.

    Variable Name Description Required
    name Chapter name Yes
    position Chapter position Yes
    length Chapter length Yes
    startTime Chapter start time Yes

    Chapter object:

    MediaObject chapterDataInfo =
  2. If you include custom metadata for the chapter, create the context data variables for the metadata:

    HashMap<String, String> chapterMetadata =
      new HashMap<String,String>();
    chapterMetadata.put("segmentType", "Sample Segment Type");
    chapterMetadata.put("segmentName", "Sample Segment Name");
    chapterMetadata.put("segmentInfo", "Sample Segment Info");
  3. To begin tracking the chapter playback, call the ChapterStart event in the MediaHeartbeat instance:

    public void onChapterStart(Observable observable, Object data) {
  4. When playback reaches the chapter end boundary, as defined by your custom code, call the ChapterComplete event in the MediaHeartbeat instance:

    public void onChapterComplete(Observable observable, Object data) {
        _heartbeat.trackEvent(MediaHeartbeat.Event.ChapterComplete, null, null);
  5. If chapter playback did not complete because the user chose to skip the chapter (for example, if the user seeks out of the chapter boundary), call the ChapterSkip event in the MediaHeartbeat instance:

    public void onChapterSkip(Observable observable, Object data) {
        _heartbeat.trackEvent(MediaHeartbeat.Event.ChapterSkip, null, null);
  6. If there are any additional chapters, repeat steps 1 through 5.

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