Chapter    12

Using the AVKit Framework for Media Playback

While iOS 7 brought a seismic shift in design sensibilities to the Apple mobile application world, iOS 8 promises to shift mobile app development yet again with its emphasis on new functionality and streamlining of old features. The changes extend into media playback, with the introduction of yet another media playback framework—AVKit!

The AVKit framework is intended to be a drop-in replacement for the media playback features of the MediaPlayer framework. As shown in Figure 12-1, this framework provides a playback interface via the AVPlayerViewController class that is almost exactly the same as the one provided by the MPMediaPlayerController class that you have been using throughout the ...

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