Environment: VC6 SP5
Playing a movie file (AVI, MPG) from C++ is simple if we use the DirectShow interfaces provided with each version of DirectX. However, if we want to use Visual Basic as a movie player, the DirectShow interfaces can be difficult to use.
That's why we have built (in C++) an ActiveX control for Visual Basic that allows us to play any movie file (compatible with DirectShow). The ActiveX object also provides the complete interface for controlling the movie playback (Start, Stop, Pause, and a trackbar; it also shows the current movie position and the total length of the movie).
The ActiveX exports three functions:
StartMovie [MovieName] Starts the specified movie
StopMovie Stops the specified movie
UnloadProgram Unloads the DirectShow interfaces
Play a Movie from C++
Control the Video Playback Window from C++
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