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Play Video files in Web sites

, 19 Jul 2011 CPOL
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Play Video files in Web sites
There are lots of situations where we have to play a video in our web page.

I describe the way of playing video in your webpage. There are two processes I illustrate here. One is from Html or Source view, and another is from code behind.

Process One:

<object id="MediaPlayer" height="200" classid="CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95"
standby="Loading Windows Media Player components..." type="application/x-oleobject" width="200">
<param name="FileName" value="mobile.wmv">
<param name="ShowControls" value="true">
<param name="ShowStatusBar" value="false">
<param name="ShowDisplay" value="false">
<param name="autostart" value="true">
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" src="mobile.wmv" name="MediaPlayer" width="100%"
height="190" showcontrols="1" showstatusbar="0" showdisplay="0" autostart="0"></embed> 
<br /></object>


BY Using Interop, you can acheive this by the following three methods:
Process Two

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Media;
using WMPLib; //Add this COM Component Reference to your project

public partial class Play : System.Web.UI.Page
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
protected void btnPlay_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
string _path = "Your File Path";
//Method 1 using sound player class

SoundPlayer _sm = new SoundPlayer(_path);
//Method 2

Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.Audio _mvda = new Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.Audio();
_mvda.Play(_path, Microsoft.VisualBasic.AudioPlayMode.Background);
//Method 3 using WindowsMediaPlayer Class

WindowsMediaPlayerClass _wmpc = new WindowsMediaPlayerClass();


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Comments and Discussions

QuestionError - HRESULT: 0xC00D1329 Pin
atulxxx26-Jun-12 5:52
memberatulxxx26-Jun-12 5:52 
If you get the error "exception from HRESULT: 0xC00D1329"

replace _wmpc.openPlayer("X.wmv");


GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Prasanta_Prince15-May-12 20:42
memberPrasanta_Prince15-May-12 20:42 
GeneralReason for my vote of 3 it 's good Pin
Nima Heydarzadeh9-Feb-12 0:35
memberNima Heydarzadeh9-Feb-12 0:35 
GeneralYeh.. the second plays in server! don't worry the admin will... Pin
After20506-Jun-11 3:32
memberAfter20506-Jun-11 3:32 
GeneralI have given two different approaches. Pin
Prasanta_Prince31-May-11 7:15
memberPrasanta_Prince31-May-11 7:15 
GeneralRe: One of which plays the sound or video on the *server*, where... Pin
Richard Deeming31-May-11 7:48
memberRichard Deeming31-May-11 7:48 
GeneralProcess one plays the video or sound on the *client*; proces... Pin
Richard Deeming31-May-11 4:52
memberRichard Deeming31-May-11 4:52 
GeneralExcellent tip, thanks for sharing! 5* Pin
DrABELL27-May-11 16:06
memberDrABELL27-May-11 16:06 

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