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Transparent AVIs

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

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

All I can see is 'eversoslightly'?

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eversoslightlyCommented:
Try hitting refresh... or.... everso@bstar.net
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mshireAuthor Commented:
Its on its way...
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eversoslightlyCommented:
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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