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Transparent AVIs

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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?

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Mike Shire
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by:eversoslightly
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Don't think so!
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by:sirigere
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There is no way rather seen a transperent AVI. You can go for transperent GIF. Interested?
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by:mshire
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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...
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by:sirigere
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sorry...I had a OCX which you can use for.
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by:eversoslightly
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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!
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by:mshire
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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...
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by:eversoslightly
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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.
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by:mshire
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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?
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by:eversoslightly
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Send me the AVI... you need an AVI editing program to do this, which I have.
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by:mshire
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What's your email address?
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by:eversoslightly
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Look up above! :)
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by:mshire
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What's your email address?
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by:eversoslightly
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everso@bstar.net

Why I said that is because it is in a previous post, if you look up above.
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by:mshire
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Sorry accidental posting...

All I can see is 'eversoslightly'?

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by:eversoslightly
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Try hitting refresh... or.... everso@bstar.net
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by:mshire
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Its on its way...
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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.
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