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Android Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App Capturing Photos and Videos Taking a Video Using an Intent

takeVideoIntent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_DURATION_LIMIT, 10); does not work.

Code below, looks like it an old issue that wasn't addressed. Please add this to teacher's notes if it is a fixed issue. Device : Nexus 5x

Video keeps on recording endlessly. Countdown timer doesn't appear. It's just a Countup timer on top.

package brijesh.com.pixy;

import android.app.ActionBar;
import android.app.AlertDialog;
import android.app.FragmentTransaction;
import android.content.DialogInterface;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.Environment;
import android.provider.MediaStore;
import android.support.v4.app.FragmentActivity;
import android.support.v4.view.ViewPager;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.Window;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.parse.ParseAnalytics;
import com.parse.ParseUser;

import java.io.File;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Locale;

public class MainActivity extends FragmentActivity implements ActionBar.TabListener {

    public static final String TAG = MainActivity.class.getSimpleName();
    public static final int TAKE_PHOTO_REQUEST = 0;
    public static final int TAKE_VIDEO_REQUEST = 1;
    public static final int PICK_PHOTO_REQUEST = 2;
    public static final int PICK_VIDEO_REQUEST = 3;

    public static final int MEDIA_TYPE_IMAGE = 4;
    public static final int MEDIA_TYPE_VIDEO = 5;

    protected Uri mMediaUri;

    protected DialogInterface.OnClickListener mDialogListener = new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
        public void onClick(DialogInterface dialogInterface, int i) {
            switch (i){
                case 0: //take pic
                    Intent takePhotoIntent = new Intent(MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
                    mMediaUri = getOutputMediaUri(MEDIA_TYPE_IMAGE);
                    if (mMediaUri == null){
                                "Problem accessing external storage",Toast.LENGTH_LONG);

                        startActivityForResult(takePhotoIntent, TAKE_PHOTO_REQUEST);

                case 1: //take vid
                    Intent takeVideoIntent = new Intent(MediaStore.ACTION_VIDEO_CAPTURE);
                    mMediaUri = getOutputMediaUri(MEDIA_TYPE_VIDEO);
                    if (mMediaUri == null){
                                "Problem accessing external storage",Toast.LENGTH_LONG);

                        takeVideoIntent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_DURATION_LIMIT, 10);
                        takeVideoIntent.putExtra(MediaStore.EXTRA_VIDEO_QUALITY, 0);
                        startActivityForResult(takeVideoIntent, TAKE_VIDEO_REQUEST);
                case 2: //select pic
                case 3: //select video


        private Uri getOutputMediaUri(int mediaType) {
            if (isExternalStorageAvailable()) {

                String appName = MainActivity.this.getString(R.string.app_name);

                //Get the external storage directory
               File mediaStorageDir = new File(Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory
                       (Environment.DIRECTORY_PICTURES), appName);

               //Create our sub directory
                if (! mediaStorageDir.exists()){
                   if(! mediaStorageDir.mkdirs()){
                       Log.e(TAG, "Failed to create media storage directory");
                       return null;


                //Create filename and file

                File mediaFile;
                Date now = new Date();
                String timestamp = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMdd_HHmmss", Locale.US).format(now);

                String path = mediaStorageDir.getPath() + File.separator;

                if (mediaType == MEDIA_TYPE_IMAGE){
                    mediaFile = new File(path + "IMG_" + timestamp + ".jpg");

                else if (mediaType == MEDIA_TYPE_VIDEO){
                    mediaFile = new File(path + "VID_" + timestamp + ".mp4");

                    return null;

                //Return the file's Uri

                Log.d(TAG, "File: " + Uri.fromFile(mediaFile));

                return Uri.fromFile(mediaFile);

                return null;

        private boolean isExternalStorageAvailable(){
            String state = Environment.getExternalStorageState();

            if (state.equals(Environment.MEDIA_MOUNTED)){
                return true;
                return false;


    SectionsPagerAdapter mSectionsPagerAdapter;

     * The {@link ViewPager} that will host the section contents.
    ViewPager mViewPager;

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {


        ParseUser currentUser = ParseUser.getCurrentUser();
        if (currentUser == null) {
        else {
            Log.i(TAG, currentUser.getUsername());

        // Set up the action bar.
        final ActionBar actionBar = getActionBar();

        // Create the adapter that will return a fragment for each of the two
        // primary sections of the activity.
        mSectionsPagerAdapter = new SectionsPagerAdapter(this, getSupportFragmentManager());

        // Set up the ViewPager with the sections adapter.
        mViewPager = (ViewPager) findViewById(R.id.pager);

        // When swiping between different sections, select the corresponding
        // tab. We can also use ActionBar.Tab#select() to do this if we have
        // a reference to the Tab.
        mViewPager.setOnPageChangeListener(new ViewPager.SimpleOnPageChangeListener() {
            public void onPageSelected(int position) {

        // For each of the sections in the app, add a tab to the action bar.
        for (int i = 0; i < mSectionsPagerAdapter.getCount(); i++) {
            // Create a tab with text corresponding to the page title defined by
            // the adapter. Also specify this Activity object, which implements
            // the TabListener interface, as the callback (listener) for when
            // this tab is selected.

    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

        if (resultCode == RESULT_OK){

            Intent mediaScanIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MEDIA_SCANNER_SCAN_FILE);

        else if (resultCode == RESULT_CANCELED){
            Toast.makeText(this, "Sorry, something went wrong", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);
        return true;

    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        // Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
        // automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
        // as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
        int id = item.getItemId();

        switch (id) {

            case R.id.action_logout:

            case R.id.action_edit_friends:

                Intent intent = new Intent(this, EditFriendsActivity.class);

            case R.id.action_camera:
                AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);
                builder.setItems(R.array.camera_choices, mDialogListener);
                AlertDialog dialog = builder.create();

        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);

    public void onTabSelected(ActionBar.Tab tab, FragmentTransaction fragmentTransaction) {
        // When the given tab is selected, switch to the corresponding page in
        // the ViewPager.

    public void onTabUnselected(ActionBar.Tab tab, FragmentTransaction fragmentTransaction) {

    public void onTabReselected(ActionBar.Tab tab, FragmentTransaction fragmentTransaction) {

    private void navigateToLogin() {
        Intent intent = new Intent(this, LoginActivity.class);