embed video into excel

Posted on 2014-02-04
Last Modified: 2014-02-26

I know how to embed a ms video player and get it to play a video.  However, what I would like to do, is once button is clicked it brings up file browser to select video to be played.

Also, has control buttons for play pause, and when MARK is clicked it starts a timer until its clicked again and the places the values into a sell, and repeats process if required.

Also, the video box currently shoots to size of video, I would like to be able to force this to a defined size.

How to do this?
Question by:DemonForce
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MacroShadow earned 500 total points
ID: 39838561
You've actually asked several questions here:
1. How to code a sub-procedure that will browse for a media file and then play the selected file in a WindowsMediaPlayer ActiveX control.
2. How to create a timer in vba and write result to cell.
3. How to force a WindowsMediaPlayer ActiveX control to retain its size regardless of the video size.

As for the answers:

1. Add a command button to your sheet, add the following code to the click event:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim FName As Variant
    FName = Application.GetOpenFilename(FileFilter:="Video Files, *.mp4; *.avi; *.mpeg", Title:="Select a Video File", MultiSelect:=False)
    If FName <> False Then
        WindowsMediaPlayer1.URL = FName
    End If
End Sub

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where WindowsMediaPlayer1 is the name of the control

3. To pre determine the size of the control you can add code like this:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim FName As Variant
    FName = Application.GetOpenFilename(FileFilter:="Video Files, *.mp4; *.avi; *.mpeg", Title:="Select a Video File", MultiSelect:=False)
    If FName <> False Then
        With WindowsMediaPlayer1
            .Width = 120
            .Height = 120
            .Left = 10
            .Top = 10
            .URL = FName
        End With
    End If
End Sub

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As far as your second question goes, it is unrelated to the first one, and should be asked in a separate question.

Author Comment

ID: 39844115

Thanks, seem to be getting an error with code, have inserted wma player and references are correct, but not seem to like anything in the with statement
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Expert Comment

ID: 39844297
WindowsMediaPlayer1 is the name of your wmp control, if yours is named differently, change it accordingly.

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