java - jaudiotagger - play audio in recyclerview android

How do I play an audio file in Android? (4)

Create raw folder in the res folder and add your file to it. Then play the file using

soundID = soundPool.load(R.raw.sound1, 1);

And also see this post for your main.xml problem.

I have code to play an .ogg audio file, that I downloaded from the internet. I have no errors, so I can run it, but then the app crashes:


import android.os.Bundle;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.MotionEvent;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;

public class PlaySound2Activity extends Activity {
private SoundPool soundPool;
private int soundID;
boolean loaded = false;

/** Called when the activity is first created. */
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    View view = findViewById(;
    view.setOnClickListener((OnClickListener) this);
    // Set the hardware buttons to control the music
    // Load the sound
    soundPool = new SoundPool(10, AudioManager.STREAM_MUSIC, 0);
    soundPool.setOnLoadCompleteListener(new OnLoadCompleteListener() {
        public void onLoadComplete(SoundPool soundPool, int sampleId,
                int status) {
            loaded = true;
    soundID = soundPool.load("sound1.ogg", 1);


public boolean onTouch(View v, MotionEvent event) {
    if (event.getAction() == MotionEvent.ACTION_DOWN) {
        // Getting the user sound settings
        AudioManager audioManager = (AudioManager) getSystemService    (AUDIO_SERVICE);
        float actualVolume = (float) audioManager
        float maxVolume = (float) audioManager
        float volume = actualVolume / maxVolume;
        // Is the sound loaded already?
        if (loaded) {
  , volume, volume, 1, 0, 1f);
            Log.e("Test", "Played sound");
    return false;

I think I have two problems:

  1. I put this in the main.xml file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <LinearLayout xmlns:android=""
    android:orientation="vertical" android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    <TextView android:text="Click on the screen to start playing"
        android:id="@+id/textView1" android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    And I don't know if it's correct.

  2. I put the file sound1.ogg in the workspace->SoundPlay2 folder because in the res folder I had problems, and also, I tried to put it in the two res folders that exist.

This is from my console:

[2012-01-04 19:38:16 - PlaySound2] Failed to install PlaySound2.apk on device 'emulator-5554': timeout
[2012-01-04 19:38:16 - PlaySound2] Launch canceled!
[2012-01-04 19:47:33 - PlaySound2] Error in an XML file: aborting build.
[2012-01-04 19:52:34 - PlaySound2] res\layout\main.xml:0: error: Resource entry main is already defined.
[2012-01-04 19:52:34 - PlaySound2] res\layout\main.out.xml:0: Originally defined here.
[2012-01-04 19:52:34 - PlaySound2] C:\Users\Natalia\workspace\PlaySound2\res\layout\main.out.xml:1: error: Error parsing XML: no element found

I took this example from "Android Sounds - Tutorial". I want to play an audio file, more specifically, a .wav file.

I dont' know where I can find some information about the files that are permitted in the MediaPlayer class and their characteristic (durantion, sample rate...) Could you tell me where I can find this??

Example for playing some kind of buzzer. In the res folder under raw folder I have a buzzer.wav

Method to play this buzzer:

 * Method to play an alarm sound to signal half time or full time.
private void playAlarm() {
    MediaPlayer mp = MediaPlayer.create(this,
    mp.setOnCompletionListener(new OnCompletionListener() {

        public void onCompletion(MediaPlayer mp) {



That's not how OnClickListener be implemented, that's an Interface to implement in the class not force casted to. You did that as a quick fix but blew back onto you since AudioManager got running first so you thought that is at fault.

first you need to save sound1.ogg file in src\main\res\raw directory

instated of direct passing "sound1.ogg" file , pass file this way R.raw.sound1

soundID = soundPool.load(R.raw.sound1, 1);