Solved

wmv in ms word

Posted on 2009-07-04
8
1,320 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
How is it possible to embed and play .wmv files in MS Word 2003?
thanks, Penelope
0
Comment
Question by:penelope112358
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:darbid73
ID: 24778236
Yes - In short

On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and click Control Toolbox.
In the Control Toolbox, click More Tools.
In the list of available ActiveX Controls, click Windows Media Player.
Draw the control somewhere on your form.

Then you will need code like this



Const strPATHNAME As String = "C:\videos\"

'Change this line to the path where your movie files are stored.

'Be sure to include the trailing backslash!
 

Private Sub MediaPlayer1_EndOfStream(ByVal Result As Long)

'Check to see if the movie has ended. If so, then set the

'control's visibility to false and turn off autostart.

   Dim strName As String
 

   If Result = 0 Then

      strName = ""

      With MediaPlayer1

         .Visible = False

         .AutoStart = False

         .FileName = strName

      End With

      SlideShowWindows(1).View.GotoSlide 1, msoTrue

   End If

End Sub
 

Sub startme1()

'This is attached to an action button.

   Dim strName As String

   'Set the file name to movie you want to play

   strName = strPATHNAME & "movie1.avi"

   RunMovie strName

End Sub
 

Sub startme2()

'This is attached to an action button.

'You can have as many of these as you want.

'Just copy startme1 and paste into the project, but

'make sure you change the name of the subroutine.

   Dim strName As String
 

   'Set the file name to the movie you want to play.

   strName = strPATHNAME & "movie2.avi"

   RunMovie strName

End Sub
 

Sub RunMovie(strName As String)

'This function sets the various parameters, then resets

'the slide as the last step.

   With MediaPlayer1

      .AutoStart = True

      .DisplaySize = mpFullScreen

      'You can choose whatever size you want for the playback

      'of the movie with the .DisplaySize method.
 

      .Visible = True

      .EnableFullScreenControls = False

      .EnablePositionControls = False

      .EnableTracker = False

      .FileName = strName

   End With

   SlideShowWindows(1).View.GotoSlide 1, msoTrue

End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:penelope112358
ID: 24781232
Hello darbid73,

thanks for helping me with this and submitting detailed code. In startme2() I didn't use the & in the string name, just used &.

I was able to insert the plug in and attached your code in "This document" but can't get it to run, wonder what I might have overlooked. For your reference I have attached that document.


For the size I will experiment with these parameters:
mpFitToSize
mpFullScreen
1
2
3


Liglin


Sample-embedded.doc
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:darbid73
ID: 24783242
Ok it has been a while, so throw out the code I gave you as that is for the old Media Player.

With yours it is probably very simple.

With this one I put the code in the open document routine otherwise it starts automatically.

This will let you click the play button if you want.

If you make other buttons for your word doc then you would need to change the path in this click routine and would need "WindowsMediaPlayer1.Controls.play" at the end to play it.  You will see at the end of "WindowsMediaPlayer1.Controls" that you can play and stop etc without using the buttons of the actual media player.



Private Sub Document_Open()
 

Dim strName As String
 

strName = strPATHNAME & "all.wmv"  'your file name
 

WindowsMediaPlayer1.windowlessVideo = True

WindowsMediaPlayer1.settings.autoStart = False   'stop it from automatically starting on load
 

WindowsMediaPlayer1.URL = strName   'add the path to your file

WindowsMediaPlayer1.settings.volume = 100      'here you can change initial volume

WindowsMediaPlayer1.settings.setMode "loop", False     'stop it from looping
 

End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:penelope112358
ID: 24788051
Thanks for the new much simpler code. I have put the code into Microsoft Word Objects "ThisDocument" but the Object still won't run...


Sample-embedded.doc
0
What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

 

Author Comment

by:penelope112358
ID: 24791768
Looking at the sample  I have included in the previous post, is it possible that I have perhaps attached the code incorrectly?
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
darbid73 earned 125 total points
ID: 24791847
You are going to have to be more specific.

Go into the Visual Basic Editor and go Debug>Stepinto and then use F8 to step through the code.  Does anything give an error?

Can you play this file with this Media Player anyway? Like can you manually open and play this file?

Check your path is correct.  Open Windows explorer and navigate to this file then copy the path that is at the top of the Windows Exporer.
0
 

Author Comment

by:penelope112358
ID: 24801533
Thank you Darbid73. I got it to work. Great help!! You really made a difference!!!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:penelope112358
ID: 31599822
Excellent help!! Thanks again very much.
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

A few years ago I was very much a beginner at VBA, and that very much remains the case today.  I'll do my best to explain things as I go in the hope that other beginners can follow.  If you just want to check out a tool that creates a Select Case fu…
Preface: When I started this series, I used the term CommandBars because that is the Office Object class that it discusses. Unfortunately, when Microsoft introduced Office 2007, they replaced the standard Commandbar menus with "The Ribbon" and rem…
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now