A question from a reader: Can we make a video player in App Inventor?
The short answer is, unfortunately, not really.
In the App Inventor Designer, in the Palette’s Media section, you can drag a Video Player into the viewer. But this Video Player only plays video files (WMV, MP4) that are stored inside your app (not on the web) and these files are limited to just 1 megabyte in size. Therefore, the Video Player feature in App Inventor is so limited as to not be very useful for most applications.
2 thoughts on “Can you make a video player in App Inventor? Not really, unfortunately.”
your comment about the video player is not totally correct. It can play video from internet. I have developed an app doing this.
If the video is large, you can program it to download to the device first.
Think you are correct – can use a URL to a video. I will have to update that! Thank you for passing along that correction!