Solved

Transparent AVIs

Posted on 1998-06-29
17
278 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I'm using the mciSendString function in VB5 to play an avi on my form which works fine (without the need for OCXs). However, I can't seem to find a way of making the background of the AVI transparent... is there a way?

Thanks,

Mike Shire
0
Comment
Question by:mshire
  • 8
  • 7
  • 2
17 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eversoslightly
ID: 1464506
Don't think so!
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:sirigere
ID: 1464507
There is no way rather seen a transperent AVI. You can go for transperent GIF. Interested?
0
 

Author Comment

by:mshire
ID: 1464508
A transparent gif would be OK as long as it didn't involve any OCXs or DLLs (I need to update a number of executables without distributing extra files). Let me know if this is possible...
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:sirigere
ID: 1464509
sorry...I had a OCX which you can use for.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eversoslightly
ID: 1464510
You don't need a OCX to use a transparent gif!  Just use the image control instead of the picture control.

E-mail me the AVI at everso@bstar.net , and lets see if it is easily transferrable to a GIF... maybe I'll even do it for you!
0
 

Author Comment

by:mshire
ID: 1464511
The image control can be used for a transparent gif but not an animated one. I'm trying to get an animated AVI/GIF with a transparent background to display on a form without the use of an OCX/DLL.

I've got as far as the animation on the form but not the transparency...
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eversoslightly
ID: 1464512
There is no way to impliment both at the same time without the use of an OCX/DLL, and there is no way to make an AVI transparent.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mshire
ID: 1464513
OK. Another idea would be to change the background colour of the AVI to the colour of the form. How can I edit an AVI and change the background colour? Its only got about 15 frames and the colours could easily be changed by hand... Any ideas?
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eversoslightly
ID: 1464514
Send me the AVI... you need an AVI editing program to do this, which I have.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mshire
ID: 1464515
What's your email address?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eversoslightly
ID: 1464516
Look up above! :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:mshire
ID: 1464517
What's your email address?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eversoslightly
ID: 1464518
everso@bstar.net

Why I said that is because it is in a previous post, if you look up above.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mshire
ID: 1464519
Sorry accidental posting...

All I can see is 'eversoslightly'?

0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eversoslightly
ID: 1464520
Try hitting refresh... or.... everso@bstar.net
0
 

Author Comment

by:mshire
ID: 1464521
Its on its way...
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
eversoslightly earned 100 total points
ID: 1464522
Well, I sent back to you the AVI through e-mail... hope it is what you want.  If not, feel free to reject this answer and make me change it.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
Since upgrading to Office 2013 or higher installing the Smart Indenter addin will fail. This article will explain how to install it so it will work regardless of the Office version installed.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now