Android based Media Player Solution for Larges Screen Devices

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Dr. Ekler Péter
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

It should come as no surprise to hear that due to the dynamically developing low-power hardware components and operation systems the smart devices have already entered into our living rooms. The first forerunners of these devices are the various TV systems, media players and smart TV solutions. The common feature of these technologies is that they enable the user to browse, open multimedia content and install applications on large screen devices. Since this kind of technology is rather new, this niche market is still in its infancy which counts as the major cause for problems in data speed and the range of applications.

In my master thesis I present an Android based media player which is eligible for satisfying the basic consumer needs in connection with smart TVs without the burden of slow processor and inadequate supply of applications. I have prepared two complex applications and a tailored Android distribution to address the problem.

In the thesis I first give a brief introduction of the Android multimedia services and present the evolution of the prepared music- and movie players. Besides, I show an example of how to use an online multimedia meta database which I later connect with the built-in Android MediaStore. Furthermore, I digress and give a summary of the structure of the Android operation system and the details of the code translation. In the end I conclude by systematically overviewing whether the prototype system meets the expectations that have been laid down at the beginning.


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