How can I play a video from a folder in my iOS project with the native iOS AVPlayer?

Kim Strasser 811 Reputation points

I want to add a video file, for example an .mp4 file, to my iOS project. Can I create a folder named Resources in my iOS project, adding the .mp4 file into this folder and playing it with AVPlayer?

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How can I play a video from my iOS project instead of a video from an url with AVPlayer?

var player = new AVPlayer(NSUrl.FromString(""));
var PlayerViewController = new AVPlayerViewController();
PlayerViewController.Player = player;
PlayerViewController.EntersFullScreenWhenPlaybackBegins = true;
PlayerViewController.ShowsPlaybackControls = false;
var gameController = this.Services.GetService(typeof(UIViewController)) as UIViewController;
gameController.PresentViewController(PlayerViewController, true, () =>
NSNotificationCenter.DefaultCenter.AddObserver(new NSString("AVPlayerItemDidPlayToEndTimeNotification"), (notification) =>
    PlayerViewController.DismissViewController(true, null);
}, PlayerViewController.Player.CurrentItem);
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  1. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 28,876 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    How can I play a video from my iOS project instead of a video from an url with AVPlayer?

    Please drag your video file into your iOS project, then set the build action to BundleResource

    After that, you can play the video with the following code:

    var playURL = NSBundle.MainBundle.GetUrlForResource("aaa","mp4");// the file name and file extension
    var player = new AVPlayer(playURL);

    Best Regards,

    Wenyan Zhang

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