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Director MX 2004 with ActiveX Windows Media Player

I am creating a CD-ROM with some text and a few mpeg 1 videos.
Due to economic reasons, I did not purchase any mpeg Xtras that are available,
but used the ActiveX Windows Media Player option instead.

I had specified the files that I needed in 'Filename or URL' field of the 'custom' tab.
After I published my file as a projector (.exe), it plays fine on the PC I created the file on.
But when I cut the files to a CD and played it on another system, the Media Player ActiveX control could not detect the video files.

I suspect the ActiveX controls are detecting the filenames of the videos as absolute links.
Are there any solutions for this problem?

Please help.
Thanks.
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Wwysdom
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MediaMacrosCommented:
You can reset this at runtime.  Set it to be blank initially, then at runtime set the filename/url field of the sprite using hte moviePath

sprite(1).filename = the moviePath & "media\video.mpg"
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WwysdomAuthor Commented:
This is the first time I'm using Director in 6 years.
I'd appreciate it if you could provide more details on the exact steps needed to do this.
Thanks!
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MediaMacrosCommented:
The simple "hard coded" approach woudl be...


PLace this behavior on the sprite...

property spriteNum

on beginSprite me
  sprite(spriteNum).filename = the moviePath & "path\to\video.mpg"
end
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WwysdomAuthor Commented:
Hi, the problem has been solved, although I didn't need to hardcode it.
I just had to change the filename in the activex control to only the folder that contained the videos instead of the full path.

Thanks anyway.
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