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    How do i programmically change visualization in wmp9?

  • #2
    you can't
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    • #3
      Pick your favourite vis with a random setting in WMP then close it and open your program.

      Best I can do!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ormo
        Pick your favourite vis with a random setting in WMP then close it and open your program.

        Best I can do!
        ya i already knew that one, i was hoping there is a better solution

        Kovan,

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kovan
          ya i already knew that one, i was hoping there is a better solution

          Kovan,
          You can't do it with the SDK. Only with skins. Crap I know, but that's just the way it is.

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          • #6
            i guess i will just add a button to my app when pressed it would launch media player and let the user change it

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kovan
              i guess i will just add a button to my app when pressed it would launch media player and let the user change it
              That won't work either. You'd have to do that and then kill your app and restart as well.
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              • #8
                thats why media engine switched back to winamp
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by frodobaggins
                  That won't work either. You'd have to do that and then kill your app and restart as well.
                  ya i know.. i will just kill the mp3 section when they change,

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                  • #10
                    Theres gots to be a way to do it! Windows media center edition does it and I know for a fact that they are using activeX control to do the visualizations and I'm pretty sure that they are just using the SDK and using nothing that mere mortals wouldn't be able to do.


                    Originally posted by frodobaggins
                    That won't work either. You'd have to do that and then kill your app and restart as well.
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                    • #11
                      Figured it out...

                      Its not a very easy or clean solution, but its probably the best available.

                      Create a skin, have it process all the visualizations stuff through the effects object have the skin call an ActiveX control that you created and registered yourself. Create the ActiveX control that will respond to the events and do stuff in your program.

                      Originally posted by god_of_cpu
                      Theres gots to be a way to do it! Windows media center edition does it and I know for a fact that they are using activeX control to do the visualizations and I'm pretty sure that they are just using the SDK and using nothing that mere mortals wouldn't be able to do.
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                      • #12
                        Hmmm i see you are next door to me. So how did u figure it out and do you have a test app?
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                        • #13
                          Windows Media Center edition came with a skin file that makes it pretty apparent that it is used just as a wrapper for activeX communication with the main application. You know if this is how Microsoft had to do it just to get it to work with thier own stuff, it's probably the best available although it is a very hacked solution.

                          I haven't actually done this yet cause its real hard, but I will within the next month or so. I may up the source if it doesnt end up being too integrated with the commercial app that I going to be using this for.

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                          Originally posted by cenwesi
                          Hmmm i see you are next door to me. So how did u figure it out and do you have a test app?
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