Android APIs
public final class

MediaCodecInfo

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.media.MediaCodecInfo

Class Overview

Provides information about a given media codec available on the device. You can iterate through all codecs available by querying MediaCodecList. For example, here's how to find an encoder that supports a given MIME type:

 private static MediaCodecInfo selectCodec(String mimeType) {
     int numCodecs = MediaCodecList.getCodecCount();
     for (int i = 0; i < numCodecs; i++) {
         MediaCodecInfo codecInfo = MediaCodecList.getCodecInfoAt(i);

         if (!codecInfo.isEncoder()) {
             continue;
         }

         String[] types = codecInfo.getSupportedTypes();
         for (int j = 0; j < types.length; j++) {
             if (types[j].equalsIgnoreCase(mimeType)) {
                 return codecInfo;
             }
         }
     }
     return null;
 }

Summary

Nested Classes
class MediaCodecInfo.AudioCapabilities A class that supports querying the audio capabilities of a codec. 
class MediaCodecInfo.CodecCapabilities Encapsulates the capabilities of a given codec component. 
class MediaCodecInfo.CodecProfileLevel Encapsulates the profiles available for a codec component. 
class MediaCodecInfo.EncoderCapabilities A class that supports querying the encoding capabilities of a codec. 
class MediaCodecInfo.VideoCapabilities A class that supports querying the video capabilities of a codec. 
Public Methods
final MediaCodecInfo.CodecCapabilities getCapabilitiesForType(String type)
Enumerates the capabilities of the codec component.
final String getName()
Retrieve the codec name.
final String[] getSupportedTypes()
Query the media types supported by the codec.
final boolean isEncoder()
Query if the codec is an encoder.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Public Methods

public final MediaCodecInfo.CodecCapabilities getCapabilitiesForType (String type)

Added in API level 16

Enumerates the capabilities of the codec component. Since a single component can support data of a variety of types, the type has to be specified to yield a meaningful result.

Parameters
type String: The MIME type to query
Returns
MediaCodecInfo.CodecCapabilities

public final String getName ()

Added in API level 16

Retrieve the codec name.

Returns
String

public final String[] getSupportedTypes ()

Added in API level 16

Query the media types supported by the codec.

Returns
String[]

public final boolean isEncoder ()

Added in API level 16

Query if the codec is an encoder.

Returns
boolean