You can reset, reuse, or release a MediaPlayer instance that you no longer need.
You can reset a
MediaPlayer instance to return it to its uninitialized IDLE state as defined in
MediaPlayerStatus. You can also replace the current media item or set a new one using a previously loaded media resource.
This operation is useful in the following cases:
You want to reuse a
MediaPlayer instance but need to load a new
MediaResource (video content) and replace the previous instance.
Resetting allows you to reuse the
MediaPlayer instance without the overhead of releasing resources, recreating the
MediaPlayer, and reallocating resources. The
replaceCurrentItem method automatically does these steps for you.
MediaPlayer is in an ERROR state and needs to be cleared.
This is the only way to recover from the ERROR state.
MediaPlayer.reset() to return the
MediaPlayer instance to its uninitialized state:
reset(); // returns AdobePSDK.PSDKErrorCode.SUCCESS // on successful reset
MediaPlayer.replaceCurrentItem() to load another
To clear an error, load the same
When you receive the
MediaPlaybackStatusChangeEvent.STATUS_CHANGED event with the PREPARED state, you can start the playback.
You should release a
MediaPlayer instance and resources when you no longer need the MediaResource.
Here are some reasons to release a
Holding unnecessary resources can affect performance.
Leaving an unnecessary
MediaPlayer object can lead to continuous battery consumption for mobile devices.
If multiple instances of the same video-codec are not supported on a device, playback failure might occur for other applications.
MediaPlayer instance is released, you can no longer use it. If any method of the
MediaPlayer interface is called after it is released, an
IllegalStateException is thrown.