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    As frodo was saying, download the DirectX 9.0 SDK. There is sample code in there for how to play DVDs. It may be for C++ only though. For Visual Basic, check out this link.

    You will still need to install a commercial DVD player (or atleast the DLLs related to DVD playback) like WinDVD or PowerDVD in order to get the DVD DirectShow filter.
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    wooo wooooo i DO love you NoPistonPC...working on my video part now and its amazingly fast and easy to use DirectShow! Uses hardly any CPU power. I haven't started working with DVD yet though, but I'll keep ya'll posted.

    deadweasel: Try it! I uploaded a really nice sample I found on planet source code. I'm assuming you're writing your software in VB... This sample should have everything you'll need.
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    glad to hear you got it working

    BTW, I've been playing around with WinAmp vis plugins lately and I'm going to try making a DirectShow filter that's a wrapper for WinAmp visualizations so you can use them easily with your DirectShow-based player. Also, I plan to make a parametric equalizer DirectShow filter as well.

    I'll keep you posted... I'm not touching the computer for a while since I'll be heading to Vegas this weekend with my girlfriend. VEGAS, BABY, VEGAS!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoPistonPC
    BTW, I've been playing around with WinAmp vis plugins lately and I'm going to try making a DirectShow filter that's a wrapper for WinAmp visualizations so you can use them easily with your DirectShow-based player. Also, I plan to make a parametric equalizer DirectShow filter as well.
    Keep me posted on this. I have been trying to find a solution for ages, i'm probably searching for the wrong thing as i have no idea how to use winamp visuals in a vb app without having winamp installed or running any instance of winamp.
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    AE, I've searched far and wide for something like that and didn't find anything either. That's why I got started on all of this. There is some commercial stuff out there (including MobileMediaCenter in this forum) but nothing open source or available in COM object form.

    When I get it working as a DirectShow filter, it will be easy to use from within a vb app without any need for running an instance of winamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoPistonPC
    AE, I've searched far and wide for something like that and didn't find anything either. That's why I got started on all of this. There is some commercial stuff out there (including MobileMediaCenter in this forum) but nothing open source or available in COM object form.

    When I get it working as a DirectShow filter, it will be easy to use from within a vb app without any need for running an instance of winamp.
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    I'll be in Vegas this weekend so probably not until next week...
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    Thats awesome! keep us posted! *movitivates*
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