This page is for reference only. We are no longer onboarding new customers to Programmable Video. Existing customers can continue to use the product until December 5, 2024.
We recommend migrating your application to the API provided by our preferred video partner, Zoom. We've prepared this migration guide to assist you in minimizing any service disruption.
This guide provides an introduction to the 2.x Programmable Video Android SDK and a set of guidelines to migrate an application from 1.x to 2.x.
The Video SDK defines a set of objects that represent a multi-party exchange of media. These objects fall into two types of models: Room model and Media model.
In Programmable Video 1.x the Room model was comprised of a Room, a LocalParticipant, and one or more Participant(s). Starting with Programmable Video 2.x, the Room model is now comprised of a Room, a LocalParticipant, and one or more RemoteParticipant(s). The LocalParticipant and RemoteParticipant(s) implement a Participant interface.
In Programmable Video 1.x LocalParticipant and Participant were comprised of Track(s). Programmable Video 2.x introduces the TrackPublication interface implemented by the following objects:
TrackPublication(s) represent the tracks available in a Room comprised of media from LocalParticipant and RemoteParticipant(s). LocalTrackPublication(s) are available via LocalParticipant and RemoteTrackPublication(s) are available via RemoteParticipant. The following graph visualizes the Room model updates from 1.x to 2.x.
Room Model Migration
In Programmable Video 1.x the Media model was comprised of a Track interface implemented by an AudioTrack and VideoTrack. LocalAudioTrack and LocalVideoTrack extended AudioTrack and VideoTrack respsectively. Programmable Video 2.x Media model maintains the same relationship between Track and AudioTrack/VideoTrack and introduces a new implementation of Track: DataTrack (For more on DataTracks, see guide). AudioTrack, VideoTrack, and DataTrack are extended by the following objects:
The following graph visualizes the Media model updates from 1.x to 2.x.
Media Model Migration
The following diagrams define all objects and their relationships in the 1.x and 2.x Video SDK.
Video Android 1.x Object Graph
Video Android 2.x Object Graph
This section provides a set of guidelines to migrate an application from Programmable Video Android SDK 1.x to 2.x.
Reference the 2.0 quickstart when migrating an application from Programmable Video Android 1.x to 2.x
Participant events moved from
RemoteParticipant.Listener. To receive
RemoteParticipant events invoke
setListener with an implementation of
RemoteParticipant.Listener. Reference the API docs for more information on
In Programmable Video 1.x, applications manage media shared by participants when tracks are added or removed. Starting with Programmable Video 2.x, applications should manage media when tracks are subscribed or unsubscribed. Rendering video when a participant shares a video track provides an example of logic that will need to be updated when migrating to 2.x. In 1.x an application receives
onVideoTrackRemoved event to render or remove the video track from the UI. In 2.x applications should use
onVideoTrackUnsubscribed to perform video rendering logic.
LocalParticipant to share tracks need to perform the following updates:
- Change all uses of
- Change all uses of
Participant remains a public interface, but applications should perform the following updates when migrating to Programmable Video Android 2.x:
- Update all references of