Android Streaming Video Player for TV Box

We are building an Android app for a TV Box used as IPTV.

The primary features are:

1. Receive and play video streams

2. Change channels (switch to different streams received from a xml list)

3. Display advertisement during buffering/loading

4. Block access to streams based on xml info and redirect customer to purchase page if the customer wants to

5. Block access to streams, requires 'parental control password' to access certain streams.

Details below:

1. When the App is started it should continue the channel that was playing before it was switched off

2. There will be multiple play lists. eg: All Channels | Favorites | Popular | Restricted Channels

3. Favorites: users can add any channels to this list by themselves. The list is saved in the app.

4. There will be an API providing the lists. Each list has its own ID eg: 1. All Channels | 2. Popular Channels | 3. New Channels | 4. Restricted Channels

5. A list of programs will be given by another API. In this API it will show channel id / channel name / channel url / the list(s) it belongs to / available or not (if the channel is not available, which mean the user need to buy this channel. Display a message (or may be a image from a given url) to let the customer know how to contact us to purchase the service.

6. Whenever the video is loading should display an advertisement (Just an image. We will provide some URLs. App should display a random image from the given URLs.)

7. We will provide the GUI. The structure will be similar to the draft in attachment.

8. For the 'Restricted Channels', user need to input password (4 digits pin) to access the list. This means user need to be able to setup a password in settings. The password should be sent to our middle-ware (CP) and when user access this list, password should be verified against the password saved in CP. (This is for parental control)

9. We need to add advertisements on the top of the screen, see attachment.

10. User can enter the number of the channel and press ok to switch channel. When channel is switched, need to display the number and name of the channel.

---APIs--- (Sample XML responses attached)

1. Get Channel Lists (mac is the client device ID that corresponds to their account)

http://XXXXX/api/[url removed, login to view] -----> This API returns all channel lists.

2. Get Channels

http://XXXXX/api/[url removed, login to view] -----> This API returns all channels.

3. Get Parental Control Password

http://XXXXX/api/[url removed, login to view]

4. Set New Parental Control Password - Replace the Parental Control Password with the password parameter (eg: newPass)

http://XXXXXX/api/[url removed, login to view]

5. Get the Advertisement Info

http://XXXXXX/api/[url removed, login to view]


-Android Version: 4.0 +

-Input Method: Keyboard/Mouse/Remote - Volume and channel number must be shown on the screen when changes are made.

-Must support UTF-8 (Chinese Characters)

-Video streams are in RTSP format

-Must include a caching function - during video loading, must display a loading bar + advertisement (retrieved as XML via the API function described above)

-Security and authentication of video source


First draft of the interface design is attached. (the Panda on the background is not a static background. The TV program should be playing.)

This project is released to different providers. Source code is required. Escrow payment method will be used. Payment will be released when both the source code and the software is tested and working. Must have video related experience

We also accept complete solution offers (both app+server side) that covers all the functions described above.

Skills: PHP, Software Architecture

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