Do my app need to have windows media player to use axwindowsmediaplayer in Visual Basic?
Posted on 2016-10-23
I've made an app to listen to some radio streams using AxWindowsMediaPlayer. I'm using Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2015. So far, it works in a couple testing computers running Windows 10 but not in a computer running a fresh Windows 7.
That Win7 computer is not in my reach so I can't fully test everything but my guess is that Windows Media Player is not installed or initialized? Could that be it?
What I wonder is if WMP needs to be installed in the target computers (which is kinda obvious) but also initialized? I remember in Windows 7 WMP asked a bunch of questions the first time you opened it.
If that's so, is there some way to include some prerequisites with my app so that wouldn't matter?
Thanks in advance!