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Playing AVI files using Animation control using vb6

Posted on 2007-11-25
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Dear Experts,
I have a bout 50 AVI movies i want to run them inside an Animation control so when the first AVI finishes the second start automatically and so on till the 50 AVI finishes.
I start developing it so i came up with the solution for how to open the AVI inside Animation control and to play it but the problem is that the AVI is keep replaying automatically and the other thing that i don't know how to let it move to the next AVI once the first one finish.
Thanks a lot

Private Sub Command1_Click()
      Animation1.Open App.pathe & "\1.avi"
      Animation1.AutoPlay = True
End Sub

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by:Frosty555
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The animation control is somewhat limited in the things it can do. There are no events fired so there is no easy way of knowing whether the video has finished or not. You could potentially stop the auto-repeating by turning autoplay off, and instead calling the play() function.

Perhaps a better alternative would be to use the Windows Media Player control? You can set it to not display any user-clickable controls, as well as remote control just about anything media player is capable of doing. You could create a playlist with your AVIs and play it using the WMP control.
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The simplest way to play something in WMP control is to go

    WindowsMediaPlayer1.URL = "c:\yourpath\somefile.avi"
    WindowsMediaPlayer1.Controls.play

You could also try creating iwmpmedia objects by adding to the mediaCollection property. Use those objects to build up a new playlist (or use the currentPlaylist object), and then play that playlist.
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by:loay
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"You could also try creating iwmpmedia objects by adding to the mediaCollection property. Use those objects to build up a new playlist (or use the currentPlaylist object), and then play that playlist."

Can you give me a sample of
how to do it ?
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sorry about the delay, i've been pretty busy the last week.

Here is the microsoft reference and some reading for you on the Windows media player control:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb249588.aspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb262381.aspx

I'll try and hammer some code together for you soon.
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