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A very simple MP3 Player

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I made a little sample program that enables you to play MP3 files without needing the AUDIOX library. I used the Windows Library VFW32.Lib

Just put the VFW32.lib in the Linker's space (Alt +F7) and add

#include "vfw.h"

to your principal file.

Once you've done this, you just need to use the MCI commands:

Steps :

  • Create a private variable HWND m_Video and BOOL Pause;

  • in the OnInitDialog set m_Video = NULL;

  • Put almost the Play button and add this source code on

Here are the functions I use in my dialog class to play/pause/resume and stop video playback.

m_Play is the 'Play' button control, m_Pause is the pause/resume button, Pause is a boolean value, and m_Video is a HWND.

void CAVIPlayerDlg::OnPlay() 
	m_Video = NULL;
	if(m_Video == NULL)
		m_Video = MCIWndCreate(this->GetSafeHwnd(),
	Pause = FALSE;

void CAVIPlayerDlg::OnPause() 
		Pause = FALSE;
		Pause = TRUE;

void CAVIPlayerDlg::OnCancel() 
	if(m_Video !=NULL)

void CAVIPlayerDlg::OnStop() 
	// TODO: Add your control notification handler code here
	if(m_Video !=NULL)

I Suggest you to refer to the MCI Reference on the net at

I also include an AVI player in this program. Smile | :)

That's all for this !


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Comments and Discussions

Generalexecute me PinmemberNeverGrief27-Nov-02 4:57 
GeneralGood and Simple PinsussAnonymous31-Aug-02 6:45 
GeneralRe: Good and Simple Pinmemberfanncy11-Sep-06 22:43 
QuestionHow to loop continously?? PinmemberRamees28-Aug-02 2:57 
AnswerRe: How to loop continously?? PinsussAnonymous20-Oct-02 17:20 
GeneralRe: How to loop continously?? Pinsussoqnet19-Apr-05 15:01 
GeneralGreat Program Pinsusssk-i-za7-Aug-02 7:38 
GeneralHolds on to previous file Pinmembercodermallu1-Aug-02 3:58 
Good program! Some problems though Smile | :) I could not play
a new file without exiting the program since it seems to
hold on to the last file. Browsing a new file does not
seem to change the loaded file.
Otherwise cool utility. Good Work!!
GeneralRe: Holds on to previous file Pinsussoqnet19-Apr-05 14:29 
GeneralCodecs required PinmemberArmen Hakobyan22-Jul-02 16:40 
Generalplay avi files in .net environment Pinmemberlinus lee20-May-02 22:16 
GeneralChanging soundcards. PinmemberLargie2-Mar-02 0:51 
GeneralRe: Changing soundcards. PinmemberBLaZiNiX2-Mar-02 6:04 
GeneralRe: Changing soundcards. PinmemberLargie3-Mar-02 21:04 
GeneralRe: Changing soundcards. PinmemberGuitool30-Jul-02 0:22 
GeneralGood for beginner PinmemberLIK27-Feb-02 6:17 
GeneralCant compile it :( Pinmemberantivoid4-Jan-03 23:37 
GeneralI like it:) PinmemberMazdak20-Feb-02 3:52 
Generalto handle mci_stop message PinmemberJaggu13-Dec-01 11:11 
GeneralMp3 player PinmemberJarek Gibek7-Sep-01 2:18 
GeneralRe: Mp3 player PinmemberAnonymous10-Mar-02 14:38 
GeneralBook PinmemberBrian Hart15-Jun-01 5:07 
GeneralRe: Book PinmemberAnonymous19-Jun-01 6:04 
GeneralNot an MP3 player PinmemberAnonymous14-Jun-01 6:20 
GeneralRe: Not an MP3 player PinmemberLOXmith21-Jun-01 21:25 

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