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A very simple MP3 Player

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13 Jun 2001
A simple MP3/AVI player using the VFW32 library


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. :-)

That's all for this !


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