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Loading external media file with absolute path and MediaPlayer's openfile()

Has anyone managed to play an external video file on Android? I’ve tried a few Engine changes, but I always get a “File does not exist” in logcat. Every forum rabbit hole I’ve found seems to end without a solution.

you can try this “jar:file://storage/emulated/0/the.mp4” in android.

hi, i’m looking for the same option to open files on media storage.
Where should i put this code? In the openfile node Url?
There are engine changes i need to make before using it?

Got the same issue while trying to load 2d textures in blueprints from sdcard, no easy way around it - works on windows, on android just breaks. Probably need to dive into c++ to sort this out, but it’s very annoying…