Playing audio and video files in 2008

Posted on 2010-08-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I have 2008 and I want to play all types of audio files like wav, mp3 etc and video files like avi, flv etc.
But I do not want to use COM components of .net. Is there any other way? Also for small applications third-party controls prove to be costly.

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by:Mohit Vijay
ID: 33548122
I think you only have option to use Windows Media Player control or as third party You can use JavaSonic control.

Other way is to use Silverlight in your project.
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ID: 33548147
Check out the following  link. I think you can use the first approach in there:

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by:Vikram Singh Saini
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ID: 33553477
Each of this can potentially impact the client's PC where my software will get installed.

For example, in case of DirectX, what if the user has latest version of DirectX? Also I will need to ship direct x with my setup.
And I do not want to use COm components since they make us go crazy as the user has to install the com compoenet. Any simpler versions? Or any freeware tools?

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ID: 33553493
With DirectX, you do not need to ship entire DirectX. All you need is to incude Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll in your setup/deployment. It does not affect your stuff, even if your users have previous/newer version of DirectX.
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Vikram Singh Saini earned 500 total points
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And for the link I provided you I have used Windows Media Player component & if it is .net application it would run on Windows System. And all Windows System comes with Windows Media Player. So I don't think there is some issue in using that.


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