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Play AVI File

'Add a module to your project (In the menu choose Project -> Add Module, Then click Open)
'Add 2 CommandButtons to your form (named Command1 and Command2).
'When you press the first button the AVI movie will start to play.
'Even after the AVI Finish playing, it is still takes memory.
'To remove it from the memory press the second button.
'Insert this code to the module :

Declare Function mciSendString Lib "winmm.dll" Alias _
"mciSendStringA" (ByVal lpstrCommand As String, ByVal _
lpstrReturnString As String, ByVal uReturnLength As Long, _
ByVal hwndCallback As Long) As Long

'Insert the following code to your form:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim returnstring As String
Dim FileName As String
returnstring = Space(127)
'Replace c:\MyMovie.avi with the AVI file you want to play
FileName = "c:\MyMovie.avi"
erg = mciSendString("open " & Chr$(34) & FileName & _
Chr$(34) & " type avivideo alias video", returnstring, 127, 0)
erg = mciSendString("set video time format ms", returnstring, 127, 0)
erg = mciSendString("play video from 0", returnstring, 127, 0)
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
erg = mciSendString("close video", returnstring, 127, 0)
End Sub

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