Playing audio/video files in Windows 10

Before Windows 10 an audio/video file could be played from a VB Script using a Shell command.  How do you play an audio/video file from a VB Script with Windows 10?
Ray TurnerSenior ConsultantAsked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
I would expect the same thing to work, as long as the extension of the file is recognized as associated with Windows Media Player.

What is the name of the file?

And what is the VBS code you are trying that doesn't work?

~bp
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
I just tried it with an MP# file here, that worked fine.

~bp
Ray TurnerSenior ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Can you show me the code?
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Sure, here is a test script.  It also worked when I used a video file, and changed the file executed to "test.avi".

Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strCommand = "test.mp3"
objShell.Run strCommand
Set objShell = Nothing

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~bp

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Ray TurnerSenior ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Will this work on Windows 10?
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Yes, that's where I tested it.

~bp
Ray TurnerSenior ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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