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Developing Scalable Series 40 Applications: A Guide for Java Developers by Kevin Sharp, Michael Juntao Yuan

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Chapter 9. Multimedia

Support multimedia playback and capturing in J2ME smart clients.

The successes of portable MP3 players and camera phones have proven the value of multimedia in mobile applications. Mobile users not only play back media contents on the go, but also share daily experiences via audio and video capturing. The J2ME Mobile Media API (MMAPI) enables multimedia applications on Java devices. It is supported on all Developer Platform 2.0 devices and many Developer Platform 1.0 devices. In this chapter, we cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the MMAPI: covers the basics of the API and supported media formats.

  • Simple audio playback: uses a MIDI player example to show how to play back simple audio content from a local file or over ...

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