The VideoView class is a control for video playback and display. It provides minimum functions for playback (play, pause, stop, forward, and backward). Some options, such as volume, can be controlled through the control properties. NUI supports many kinds of video format, such as .avi, .3gp and mp4.


The VideoView control does not use any privileges APIs on its own. However, if you use video files in a specific device storage, the application requires privileges to access the storage.

Create a VideoView

The following basic example shows how to create a VideoView object:

Figure: Basic VideoView

Basic VideoView

  1. To use the VideoView class, add the following namespaces:

    using Tizen.NUI;
    using Tizen.NUI.BaseComponents;
  2. The video file is assumed to be in the resources directory. Create an instance of the VideoView class and use the ResourceUrl property to pass the path to the video file. Set WidthResizePolicy to make VideoView instance use full width of the window and set HeightResizePolicy to maintain aspect ratio of video. And then you can invoke the Play() method to start video:

    VideoView player = new VideoView();
    player.ResourceUrl = DirectoryInfo.Resource + "sample.mp4";
    player.WidthResizePolicy = ResizePolicyType.FillToParent;
    player.HeightResizePolicy = ResizePolicyType.DimensionDependency;

You can set the video file to be played in new VideoView(), or by modifying the Video property.

VideoView methods

The following are the VideoView functions for playback:

  • The Play() method starts video:

  • The Pause() method pauses video. To resume the video, use the Play() method:

  • The Stop() method stops video. After the Stop() method is called, the video is started from the beginning if Play() method is called:

  • The Forward(x) method fast forwards the video for x milliseconds:

    player.Forward(1000); // +1 second
  • The Backward(x) method rewinds the video backward for x milliseconds:

    player.Backward(1000); // -1 second

VideoView event

The following code shows the Finished event, which is emitted when the video playback is finished:

  1. Create handler for Finished event:

    private void OnFinish(object sender, VideoView.FinishedEventArgs e)
        // do something when the video is finished
  2. Add handler to the player created in previous section:

    player.Finished += OnFinish;

VideoView properties

You can modify the VideoView appearance and behavior through its properties.

The following table lists the available VideoView properties.

Table: VideoView properties

Property Type Description
Video PropertyMap Video file URL string. This property can also provide additional features, such as a custom shader, by PropertyMap.
Looping Boolean Enable or disable the looping of the playback.
Muted Boolean Whether the playback is muted.
Volume PropertyMap Playback volume. The PropertyMap must get left and right volume scalar as a float type.
Underlay Boolean Set the underlay either as true or false, to allow NUI to draw videos on either Underlay or Overlay.
ResourceUrl String The video file URL as a string type.
  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 4.0 and Higher