play a film

play a film

Post by Leem » Thu, 19 Aug 2004 00:58:41

Hi bijan:

There are some examples on UT that show how to play a movie or a video in a
VFP form. Go to and click on VFP Zone and choose
Downloads. In the Summary field, type "movie" or "video."

I hope this helps.

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play a film

Post by Sietse Wij » Thu, 19 Aug 2004 01:14:01

Hi Bijan,
Take a look at the 'Play multimedia files using MCI commands' sample in the
VFP solutions

Another possibility is to use an ActiveX control that can play movie-files.
the ActiveMovieControl ActiveX or the Microsoft NetShow Player ActiveX or
the Windows Media Player ActiveX controls are probably already installed on
your system.

Sietse Wijnker



play a film

Post by YmlqYW » Thu, 19 Aug 2004 16:33:01

thank you
but i want use windows medial player in a windows in my form without title
and menu bar and how i can conect my file to windows medial player to show my
i need code
thank you

play a film

Post by Sietse Wij » Thu, 19 Aug 2004 18:52:30

To use Media Player in a form without title and menu bar, use the Windows
Media Player ActiveX control by adding an olecontrol to your form and select
'Windows Media Player' form the popup-form that's shown.
Take some time to set some properties and use the Open(filename) method to
load a file for playback, and start playing using the Play() method.
You can use the miscelanious Show.... properties to alter the visibility of
some controls.

If you want me to code something for you, i'm glad to send you my hourly
fees. ;-)
AFAIK, this newsgroup is still for helping people out in some problems they
are running into, not doing the work they are paid for.

Sietse Wijnker

play a film

Post by Sietse Wij » Fri, 20 Aug 2004 00:43:00

Hi Bijan
Instead of

You're already in the scope of the olecontrol so there's no need to use

Sietse Wijnker