Last updated: 2021-06-17 20:26:23

    This document describes how to quickly run the TRTC demo for Android.

    Environment Requirements

    • Android 4.1 (SDK API level 16) or above (Android 5.0 (SDK API level 21) or above is recommended.)
    • Android Studio 3.5 or above
    • Devices with Android 4.1 or above

    Prerequisites

    You have signed up for a Tencent Cloud account and completed identity verification.

    Directions

    Step 1. Create an application.

    1. Log in to the TRTC console and select Development Assistance > Demo Quick Run.
    2. Enter an application name, e.g. TestTRTC, and click Create.

    Step 2. Download the SDK and demo source code.

    1. Download the SDK and demo source code for your platform.
    2. Click Next step.

    Step 3. Configure demo project files.

    1. In the Modify Configuration step, select the platform in line with the source package downloaded.
    2. Find and open Android/TRTCScenesDemo/debug/src/main/java/com/tencent/liteav/debug/GenerateTestUserSig.java.
    3. Set parameters in GenerateTestUserSig.java as follows.
      • SDKAPPID: `PLACEHOLDER` by default. Set it to the actual `SDKAppID`.
      • SECRETKEY: `PLACEHOLDER` by default. Set it to the actual key.
    4. Click Next step to complete the creation.
    5. After compilation, click Return to Overview Page.
    Note:

    • The method for generating UserSig described in this document involves configuring SECRETKEY in client code. In this method, SECRETKEY may be easily decompiled and reversed, and if your key is leaked, attackers can steal your Tencent Cloud traffic. Therefore, this method is only suitable for the local execution and debugging of the demo.
    • The correct UserSig distribution method is to integrate the calculation code of UserSig into your server and provide an application-oriented API. When UserSig is needed, your application can send a request to the business server for a dynamic UserSig. For more information, see How do I calculate UserSig on the server?.

    Step 4. Compile and run the project.

    Use Android Studio (3.5 or above) to open TRTCScenesDemo and run the project.

    FAQs

    1. Only public and private keys can be obtained when I try to view the key. How do I get a key?

    TRTC SDK 6.6 (August 2019) and later versions use the new signature algorithm HMAC-SHA256. If your application was created before August 2019, you need to upgrade the signature algorithm to get a new key. Without upgrading, you can continue to use the old algorithm ECDSA-SHA256. After upgrading, you can switch between the new and old algorithms as needed.

    Upgrade/Switch:

    1. Log in to the TRTC console.
    2. Click Application Management in the left navigation pane, find your application, and click Application Info.
    3. Select the Quick Start tab and click Upgrade, Asymmetric Encryption, or HMAC-SHA256 in Step 2: obtain the secret key to issue UserSig.
      • Upgrade:
      • Switch to the legacy algorithm ECDSA-SHA256:
      • Switch to the new algorithm HMAC-SHA256:

    2. The demo is running on two mobile phones, but why can't they display the images of each other?

    Make sure that the two mobile phones use different UserIDs. With TRTC, you cannot use the same UserID on two devices simultaneously unless the SDKAppIDs are different.

    3. What firewall restrictions does the SDK face?

    The SDK uses the UDP protocol for audio/video transmission and therefore cannot be used in office networks that block UDP. If you encounter such a problem, see How to Deal with Firewall Restrictions to troubleshoot the issue.