Bug 24714 - "Android - Record Video" recipe uses an incomplete file path as its output location.
Summary: "Android - Record Video" recipe uses an incomplete file path as its output lo...
Status: IN_PROGRESS
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Recipes ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
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Assignee: Amy Burns
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Reported: 2014-11-20 21:18 UTC by Matthew Robbins
Modified: 2015-12-08 18:52 UTC (History)
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Description Matthew Robbins 2014-11-20 21:18:38 UTC
See this recipe:
http://developer.xamarin.com/recipes/android/media/video/record_video/


When building the file path for the exported video, the recipe uses Android.OS.Environment.ExternalStorageDirectory.Name to build the filename:

 string path = Android.OS.Environment.ExternalStorageDirectory.Name + "/test.mp4";

Say the external storage directory is "/storage/emulated/0", the generated path name will be "0/test.mp4". This will resolve to a folder in the root directory called "0", which may or may not exist.

Unless the user creates this directory first, a "Java.IO.FileNotFoundException" will be thrown on "recorder.Prepare();".

The path name should be built using Android.OS.Environment.ExternalStorageDirectory.AbsolutePath rather than the directory name:

 string path = Android.OS.Environment.ExternalStorageDirectory.AbsolutePath + "/test.mp4";

See this StackOverflow answer for background:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27052885/issues-with-basic-video-recording
Comment 1 Amy Burns 2015-12-08 18:52:59 UTC
Created issue for this to track it better: https://github.com/xamarin/documentation/issues/1045