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UIImagePickerController does not show movies from albums
I am trying to use UIImagePickerController to have the user pick a MOVIE from the device, and make sure they do not pick an image file.
I cannot, however, seem to be able to access movie files that are inside the user's albums.
Using iTunes, I have put a compatible movie file on both the camera roll (if present) as well as in one of the albums on the following devices. Apple's own Photos application will easily show and play these movies on all devices.
However, I fail to comprehend the UIImagePickerController. The return values of availableMediaTypesForSourceType is even different on different devices:
iPhone (1G) Never returns a kUTTypeMovie for none of the sourcetypes even if there is a video in one of the photo albums.
iPod touch (late 2009) Never returns a kUTTypeMovie for none of the sourcetypes even if there is a video in one of the photo albums.
iPhone 3GS Returns kUTTypeMovie in all of the sourcetypes, which is nice. Except when I set mediaTypes to kUTTypeMovie only (so no images), suddenly only the camera roll is available for picking and the albums are no longer shown even if there is a movie in them.
The question is: how can I make the user pick a movie file from BOTH the camera roll (if available) and the photo albums (if there is a movie in it)?
The way it is now this only works on the iPhone 3GS and even then I cannot leave out the images from the picker and display movies only.