Play live stream with Delphi

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
I need to play address like:
in my application.
Tmediaplayer component only plays files like:
mms:// but not live streams.
Can anyone help?

I'm using Delphi 5.
Question by:PSERK
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    Expert Comment

    Try the BASS sound system, its available at
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    Expert Comment

    oh sorry if its a video stream take a look at DSPack (

    Author Comment

    none of the Delphi 5 demos are able to play live stream.
    So I believe this does not work.
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    Accepted Solution

    You can import the Windows Media Player as an ActiveX control and then drop it onto your form. You will then be able to play streaming files that are supported by Windows Media Player in your Delphi aplication.

    1) From the Delphi main menu click Component->Import ActiveX Control
    2) Select Windows Media Player from the list of controls and click the Install button
    3) The Windows Media Player Control should be installed on your palette (probably on the ActiveX tab)
    4) Drop the control onto a form and set the URL property to "mms://"

    That should do the trick.


    Author Comment

    it worked, but it opens a MediaPLayer in windows when I for example use OpenUrl function.
    Can I show the video in my app?

    Author Comment

    Found the solution already. Tahnks

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