Opening an AVI/MPEG file in my application.

Posted on 2004-08-26
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Dear Experts,

I am programming in eVB3 and would like my application to open an avi or mpeg file, anuyone have any ideas on how to do this in eVB3 or will i have to use another programming language.  My application is on a PDA.


Question by:munzi79
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ID: 11901298
i f u can use the windows media player component in your application ...
that will solve your problem
try it!!!

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ID: 11901428
How do i use the windows media player in eVB3?

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ID: 12469246
Have you tried ShellExecute API?

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Call ShellExecute(hwnd, "Open", ("C:\Myfile.mpg"), "", "", 1)
End Sub

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