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Media and Camera

The Android system provides APIs for recording and playing audio and video, and for using the built-in camera as an input device. This section describes the APIs that handle the raw media data.

Supported Media Formats
The media codec, container, and network protocols supported by the Android platform.
MediaPlayer
The MediaPlayer class provides basic audio and video playback capabilities.
MediaRecorder
The MediaRecorder class provides basic audio recording capabilities using the device's microphone.
ExoPlayer
ExoPlayer is an open source project that uses code based on low-level Android APIs to provide basic audio and video playback capabilities.
Media Routing
Apps use the Android routing APIs to play audio and video on remote devices.
Camera API
The Camera API is used to specify image capture settings, start/stop imaging preview, take pictures, and retrieve raw video.
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