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Open a Media from InputStream

Alessandro Ciccimarra

Joined: Jan 18, 2012
Posts: 4
Hi guys,

as far as I know a Media object can only be created using an URI. I would like to read the media (audio) from a database as a stream and play it using the Media object.
How can it be done?

Thanks to all :-)
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Joined: Sep 08, 2007
Posts: 3152

As the documentation here says that "The supplied URI must conform to RFC-2396 as required by java.net.URI." and when you look at the URI class for more details it supports FILE location. So a possible approach would be to fetch the media file and store it in a temp location and then use Media class.

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Alessandro Ciccimarra

Joined: Jan 18, 2012
Posts: 4
Yes, this could be a solution. Thank you very much. :-)
John Damien Smith
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Joined: Jan 26, 2012
Posts: 227
You can also install your own urlhandler to create a custom protocol reader for the uri; e.g. db://myaudio.mp3
To do this you need to register a custom http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/net/URL.html#setURLStreamHandlerFactory%28java.net.URLStreamHandlerFactory%29
For details on how to do this see http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/protocolhandlers/
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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