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Using AxWindowsMediaPlayer to determine the duration of an MP3 file always results in a '0'.

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Using the code below, I am trying to determine the duration of an MP3 file.  However, the duration of the currentMedia always returns a '0'.  What have I missed?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
AxWindowsMediaPlayer mediaPlayer = new AxWindowsMediaPlayer();
mediaPlayer.Visible = false;
IWMPPlaylist playList = mediaPlayer.newPlaylist("NewList", string.Empty);
IWMPMedia entry = mediaPlayer.newMedia(@"c:\data\FileName.mp3");
mediaPlayer.currentPlaylist = playList;
// The duration is always returned as '0'.
string duration = mediaPlayer.currentMedia.durationString;
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