CONNECT Player SDK 5 for Android Documentation
The CONNECT Player SDK 5 for Android enables you to embed the player within an existing or new native Java or Kotlin application. The SDK wraps and extends the media player API, providing a similar interface to the Android Video view.
Supported versions and formats
|Supported OS Versions||Adaptive Streaming Format||DRM||Audio/Video Container||Encrypt Method||Block/Cypher|
|Android 5.x (Lollipop) onwards||DASH||Widevine|
|ISOBMFF/F-MP4||CENC||AES 128 CTR|
|HLS||PRM||MPEG2-TS||AES 128||AES 128 CBC|
Supported audio and video codecs
|Video codec||Audio codec||Comments|
|Only where the hardware supports H.265 decoding|
SDK file contents
NAGRA supplies two variants of the SDK library, one with PRM support and one without.
If PRM is not required, the Android SDK 5 package typically contains the following files:
This contains code examples to demonstrate the features of the CONNECT Player; see the Android SDK5 Example Code Quick Start guide.
This contains the .aar file used for integration activities; see the Android SDK 5 Integration Guide: Creating the project.
This contains the .aar file that replaces the integration version when the application is ready to be deployed; see the Android SDK 5 Integration Guide: Building the production version.
If you have requested PRM-protected playback with PAK support, PRM versions of the above files will be supplied:
In addition, the PRM Operational Vault file opvault.json is also provided.
The table below lists the external library dependencies for integrating the SDK and its features. Dependencies for other features are listed under the relevant feature description.
|1.2.0||Android X general support|
|27.1-android||Google Java Core Libraries|
Offline playback feature
|3.0.1||Handling Widevine-encrypted content|
|3.20.1||Playing Google IMA ads|
|17.0.0||Playing Google IMA ads|
Build configuration and tool parameters
To build an application with this SDK, the following have to be configured in your Gradle file(s):
|Configuration item||Configuration value|
30 or higher
|21 or higher|
Recommended tools versions
|Android Gradle Plugin||4.02|
The following third-party software is used and embedded within the CONNECT Player SDK 5 for Android.
- exo-player 2.12.0
Java-side open-source libraries.
- protobuf-lite 3.0.1
- guava 27.1-android