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Running AVIs with sound in Access 2003

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I'd like to know how to run AVI video files with sound in Access 2003.
Microsoft's Animation ActiveX control doesn't play sound, so I tested
Dev Ashish's fPlayStuff routine. This is failing with error code 263 -
"The specified device is not open or is not recognized by MCI".

Can anyone give me a workaround for this error code, or point me towards
another AVI solution?

TIA,

Bruce
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Bruce Dodds wrote:
I'd like to know how to run AVI video files with sound in Access 2003.
Microsoft's Animation ActiveX control doesn't play sound, so I tested
Dev Ashish's fPlayStuff routine. This is failing with error code 263 -
"The specified device is not open or is not recognized by MCI".

Can anyone give me a workaround for this error code, or point me towards
another AVI solution?

TIA,

Bruce


HAH. There is a Microsoft PRB (191089) that says that the mciSendString
function used in Dev's routine sometimes fails when long pathnames are
used. When I moved the AVI file to the root directory the problem
disappeared.
Nov 13 '05 #2

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