how to use the windows phone default media player from my app RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello every one,

    I build a windows phone 8 app , and i used this code, to play a video in the phone media player (didn't want to use MediaElement)

    using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks;

    MediaPlayerLauncher mediaPlayerLauncher = new MediaPlayerLauncher();

    i just see that in windows phone 8.1 i can't use this namespace and a lot of others, (I didn't understand why...)

    and i want to lunch a video in the phone media player instead using a MediaElment

    how can i do it?



    Sunday, February 1, 2015 4:49 PM


  • Hi Or,

    Using Launcher class is fine (not sure if you are playing with 8.1 Silverlight or runtime), you can launcher default system app by following code:

     var success = await Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchFileAsync(file);


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    Monday, February 2, 2015 1:42 AM