Script that opens Video file

I would like to have a BAT file or VBscript file that opens video file and Run it every hour for 8 hours.

I mean the video will be run at 8am , then at 9 am and so on till 4 pm and that's it.

Thank you
jskfanAsked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Easiest way to do this is with Windows Task Scheduler.  Just create a job there that runs hourly, starting at 8:00 and only runs 8 times.

The command in the job can just be the name of the video file, it should open it with the default player configured in Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/schedule-task#1TC=windows-7

Let us know if you need more help with Task Scheduler.

~bp
jskfanAuthor Commented:
I browsed to video file in the task scheduler but did not run...
There should be a command that will run the video ?
jskfanAuthor Commented:
by the way it is .mp4 file
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
How do you view the video normally, without Task Scheduler?

~bp
jskfanAuthor Commented:
I view it with VLC media player
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Okay, that has a comment line interface, so should work.

You will need to locate the vlc.exe executable file, like in program files area.  Once you determine that, you can use that as the program to execute from Task Scheduler, and then pass it a command line parameter of the full path to the video file.  If either the vlc.exe path, or the video path contain spaces you may need to surround each of those with double quotes.

~bp
jskfanAuthor Commented:
For simplicity sake..I am going to run the video in different computer where VLC player install may  not be allowed..in this case how can I make the video  run from the built-in windows media player ?
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Same idea as I mentioned for VLC above.  Locate windows media player EXE file - typically in either of these two locations for recent builds of Windows, depending on 32bit versus 64bit:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe


Then in Task Scheduler build the command line to represent:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" "Z:\folder\filename.wma"

~bp

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Mauro CazabonnetSenior .NET Software EngineerCommented:
Powershell timer

Get-EventSubscriber
#Unregister-Event -SubscriptionId 6

$Timer = New-Object Timers.Timer
$Timer.Interval = 20000
$Timer.Enabled = $True
Register-ObjectEvent -InputObject $timer -EventName Elapsed -SourceIdentifier WmPlayer  -Action {c:\test\small.mp4}

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Bill Prew approach is easier and it already works..I just wanted the video to run in maximized mode.
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Ok Figured it out. just added /fullscreen after this :"Z:\folder\filename.wma" /fullscreen
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thanks
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Thanks, glad that was helpful.

~bp
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