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Thread: Windows Media Player and MSWebDVD!

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    Windows Media Player and MSWebDVD!

    I have been writing my front-end for a while now and been struggling with the DVD player part. I have posted a few questions on here about DVD playback. I have tried DirectShow (well I looked at it and didn't understand any of it). Then I started to use WMP, but for some reason I can only get audio through media player, no picture. So I turned to MSwebDVD! Seems like it should do the trick, but..... How do you tell MSWebDVD what DVD drive you are using? I have 2 DVD drives and a few DVDs on my hard disk, surly I should be able to access eaither drive or play DVDs of the hard disk...

    I tried.....

    MSWebDVD.dvddirectory="P:\video_ts\"

    and
    MSWebDVD.dvddirectory="M:\video_ts\"

    and
    MSWebDVD.dvddirectory="F:\dvd\video_ts\"


    p: and m: are DVD drives, f: is a hard disk


    ....but all i get is "There is no DVD disc in the drive. Please insert a disc, and then try again."


    Anyway, if I use this...

    MSWebDVD.Play()

    sometimes, it will play a dvd in one of the drives, then without doing anything different, I run the program again and get "No such interface supported", fustration


    So after getting frustrated with MSWebDVD, I had another look at WMP. I downloaded and installed the NVidia DVD codec and at last I can see the video and hear the sound, things were looking good, apart from....

    When using WMP to play a file, mpg, avi etc. you can use the command...

    - mediaPlayer.Ctlcontrols.currentPosition =

    to jump to a specific time, but when playing a dvd this doesn't work, nothing happens.

    also

    - mediaPlayer.Ctlcontrols.currentPosition

    returns the position of where you are in seconds when playing a media file, but when playing a DVD it gives you the current time in the chapter.


    Can anyone help with any of the niggles I have, any help would be much appriciated.

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    Update as regards to MSWebDVD

    Right, if I run this code:

    MSWebDVD.dvddirectory="F:\dvd\video_ts\"
    MSWebDVD.play()

    and I have a DVD in P:, physical DVD drive, MSWebDVD will play my DVD from my hard drive f:

    Without a DVD in the drive I always get the error message "There is no DVD disc in the drive. Please insert a disc, and then try again."


    Why does there have to be a disc in the DVD drive to play a VIDEO_TS folder from the hard drive?

    The microsoft website doesn't say anything about this.

    Anyone else had this happen, and is there any sort of work around?

    Thanks again

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