“Error 1” occurring during camera overlay in Android


I have created an Activity that has a SurfaceView and a SurfaceHolder in order to create a Camera overlay. For some reason, I am getting the following in ADB: <strong>04-08 10:54:06.747: E/Camera(1152): Error 1</strong>. I am able to take a picture, but I cannot get any kind of preview. Here is the code I am using:

public class MyActivity extends Activity implements SurfaceHolder.Callback, Camera.ShutterCallback, Camera.PictureCallback, OnClickListener { private Camera mCamera; private SurfaceView videoPreview; private SurfaceHolder surfaceHolder; private Button cancel; private Button takePicture; @Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { super.onCreate(savedInstanceState); setRequestedOrientation(ActivityInfo.SCREEN_ORIENTATION_LANDSCAPE); setContentView(R.layout.camera_layout); videoPreview = (SurfaceView) findViewById(R.id.video_preview); cancel = (Button) findViewById(R.id.cancel); cancel.setOnClickListener(this); takePicture = (Button) findViewById(R.id.take_picture); takePicture.setOnClickListener(this); surfaceHolder = videoPreview.getHolder(); surfaceHolder.addCallback(this); surfaceHolder.setType(SurfaceHolder.SURFACE_TYPE_PUSH_BUFFERS); // Camera.open(getNumberOfCameras() - 1); => access front facing camera as well mCamera = Camera.open(); } @Override public void surfaceChanged(SurfaceHolder holder, int format, int width, int height) { Camera.Parameters parameters = mCamera.getParameters(); // pick the device's largest supported camera size List<Camera.Size> cameraSizes = parameters.getSupportedPreviewSizes(); // the first size is the largest Camera.Size selectedSize = cameraSizes.get(0); parameters.setPreviewSize(selectedSize.width, selectedSize.height); mCamera.setDisplayOrientation(90); mCamera.setParameters(parameters); mCamera.startPreview(); } @Override public void surfaceCreated(SurfaceHolder holder) { try { mCamera.setPreviewDisplay(surfaceHolder); } catch (IOException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } } @Override public void surfaceDestroyed(SurfaceHolder holder) { } @Override protected void onPause() { super.onPause(); mCamera.stopPreview(); } @Override protected void onDestroy() { super.onDestroy(); mCamera.release(); } @Override public void onClick(View v) { switch (v.getId()) { case R.id.cancel: finish(); break; case R.id.take_picture: mCamera.takePicture(this, null, null, this); break; } } @Override public void onPictureTaken(byte[] data, Camera camera) { // store the picture FileOutputStream fos = null; File imageFile = null; try { imageFile = new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory(), "custom_image1.png"); fos = new FileOutputStream(imageFile); fos.write(data); } catch (FileNotFoundException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } catch (IOException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } finally { if (fos != null) { try { fos.flush(); } catch (IOException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } try { fos.close(); } catch (IOException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } } } mCamera.startPreview(); } @Override public void onShutter() { // perform an animation }


And here is the layout:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:orientation="vertical" > <SurfaceView android:layout_weight="1" android:id="@+id/video_preview" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" /> <Button android:id="@+id/cancel" android:layout_width="100dip" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="Cancel" />  <Button android:id="@+id/take_picture" android:layout_width="100dip" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_alignParentRight="true" android:text="Snap Photo" /> </LinearLayout>

I have tried changing this to RelativeLayout but to no avail. I really think I have just missed something simple. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!


You have no onResume() method to call startPreview() again, hence when you take a picture, the preview is not running, so the capture fails.

To test this, try adding camera.startPreview() right before you capture an image, and see if that works.


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