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The iOS 5 Developer’s Cookbook: The Additional Recipes by Erica Sadun

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20. Audio, Video, and MediaKit

The iOS device is a media master; its built-in iPod features expertly handle both audio and video. The iOS SDK exposes that functionality to developers. A rich suite of classes simplifies media handling via playback, search, and recording. This chapter introduces recipes that use those classes, presenting media to your users and letting your users interact with that media. You see how to build audio and video viewers, as well as audio and video recorders. You discover how to browse the iPod library and how to choose what items to play. The recipes you’re about to encounter provide step-by-step demonstrations showing how to add these media-rich features to your own apps.

Recipe: Playing Audio with AVAudioPlayer

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