As part of the enterprise features, Android offers various APIs for device administration. Many of these APIs are not available to "regular" apps and can only be executed from an app running in Device Owner or Profile Owner mode.

I already showed how to install apps programmatically without user...

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Android offers various APIs for video encoding, decoding, and editing. In my other posts I already showed some examples on how to use these API's. In this post I would like to extend the information from my previous post and add a new use case - embedding text into existing video.

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Android's MediaCodec API offers functionality that allows you to decode and encode video and audio efficiently, possibly also with hardware acceleration.

Used together with OpengGL ES, you get access to powerful APIs for manipulating and editing video files.

In this post I would like to...

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My next tiny online tool for analyzing file types www.sisik.eu/file

Sometimes when I'm cross-compiling native C libraries for Android, I like to check the ABI of the final .so library file. Some project's don't compile straight away and I need to hack the build system before I get my compiled l...

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If you're working on a camera app, you might also be interested in video post processing.

Even though you might be tempted to use external libraries (like ffmpeg), Android already offers powerful APIs that enable video processing.

Using Android's built-in APIs can give you some additional b...

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