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How to play MP3 files in VB?

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I have an application that is playing .wav files via the MCI APIs, but due to the large size of the .wav files (> 300MB) I would like to encode them in MP3.  I have the compressor, but am unsure how to play them in VB.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I'm pretty sure you can only play WAV files through the API calls, can you compress them and uncompress one just before you play it?
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That is the question I'm asking.  I need to know if there is another set of API calls (perhaps available with an MP3 decompressor) for 32 bit Windows apps that I can call from VB.
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Where did you get the MP3 compressor?  I may be able to find what you're looking for.
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by:kbakst
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Well, I found a good solution.  I found a freeware program called dwav2mpe.exe that will encode .wav files into MP3 format and leave the .wav header, allowing you to play them with the standard MCI API calls, as long as you have the proper CODEC installed (it comes with Microsoft Netshow).

Thanks anyway .
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I'm posting the solution found by kbakst so it can be saved in the previously asked questions.

Well, I found a good solution. I found a freeware program called
dwav2mpe.exe that will encode .wav files into MP3 format and leave the .wav header, allowing you to play them with the standard MCI API calls, as long as you have the proper CODEC installed (it comes with Microsoft Netshow).
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Maverick, you can email me at: mick@owen.wa.com - I cannot return to review comments in this question.
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