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WinAPI videos? how to play videos beside avi?

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jon
Hi, I was hoping someone in this section could help me with a C based
API that plays videos, all different kinds of videos. I have found
how to play .avi files, but playing other files seems to be a lot
harder. I know you must use codec's (unless i'm mistaken) and thats
where I get lost, but I think you have to use COM in it somewhere, but
it's over my head, could someone please help me??

Thanks in advance.
Jon
Feb 29 '08 #1
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On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:01:03 -0800 (PST), jon <jm******@hotmail.com>
wrote in comp.lang.c:
Hi, I was hoping someone in this section could help me with a C based
API that plays videos, all different kinds of videos. I have found
how to play .avi files, but playing other files seems to be a lot
harder. I know you must use codec's (unless i'm mistaken) and thats
where I get lost, but I think you have to use COM in it somewhere, but
it's over my head, could someone please help me??
The fact that you want to do this from a program written in C does not
make this a C language question. You need to ask about this a group
that supports your platform, most likely a Windows group line
news:comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32.

It's not a function provided by the C language or its standard
library.

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Mar 1 '08 #2

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jon wrote:
Hi, I was hoping someone in this section could help me with a C based
API that plays videos, all different kinds of videos. I have found
how to play .avi files, but playing other files seems to be a lot
harder. I know you must use codec's (unless i'm mistaken) and thats
where I get lost, but I think you have to use COM in it somewhere, but
it's over my head, could someone please help me??

Thanks in advance.
Jon
Try using one of the multimedia libraries like GStreamer, xine etc. A
Google search should help you far more than posting to this group,
which has nothing to do with video.

Mar 1 '08 #3

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