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Running AVI Files using QuickTime Player

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Hi All,

I have some AVI files and i want to create a program which will open an
AVI file from the hard disk at runtime and run that Video. But here i want
to use QuickTime player to run the AVI file. The program should not use
Windows Media Player to run the AVI file.

Here I am asking for QuickTime player, because I have seen that Windows
Medial Player doesnt stream AVI files. i.e. Windows Media Player is loading
the whole file and then only it is starting playing the movie. But QuickTime
player doesnt. For QuickTime player, as soon as it got some data from the
file, it starts palying the video and in the background it will continue
loading the movie. Some AVI files are around 60 to 100 MB of size. So if the
program starts only after completely loading the file then it will be a
problem and users have to wait for some time.

Is this possible to play AVI files using the QucikTime player? Please let
me know.

With Regards,
Vanga Sasidhar.

Nov 21 '05 #1
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Just run the quicktime player with the path to your avi file as an argument.
For example:

"qplayer.exe "C:\MyAVI.avi"

Christopher

"Vanga Sasidhar" <va***@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Already posted the same message but the date and time of my machine was
set back. and it was listed under the old date. Thats why I am posting the
same message again. Please accept this.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi All,

I have some AVI files and i want to create a program which will open an
AVI file from the hard disk at runtime and run that Video. But here i want
to use QuickTime player to run the AVI file. The program should not use
Windows Media Player to run the AVI file.

Here I am asking for QuickTime player, because I have seen that Windows
Medial Player doesnt stream AVI files. i.e. Windows Media Player is
loading
the whole file and then only it is starting playing the movie. But
QuickTime
player doesnt. For QuickTime player, as soon as it got some data from the
file, it starts palying the video and in the background it will continue
loading the movie. Some AVI files are around 60 to 100 MB of size. So if
the
program starts only after completely loading the file then it will be a
problem and users have to wait for some time.

Is this possible to play AVI files using the QucikTime player? Please
let
me know.

With Regards,
Vanga Sasidhar.

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Dear Christopher,

Yes, as you told we can use that command to run any AVI file using
QuickTime Player. But here i want to make a program in Visual Basic .NET. I
will explain you how the environment should be.

In its main window, on left side there will be a list of videos and a
"Show Video" Button. When the user selects a video from the list and press
the "Show Video" button, it should show the video in the same windoe on the
right side. But i am thinking that this video AVI file will be played using
the Windows Media Player by default (If i am not wrong). Here I want
QuickTime player to be used to play the selected video and it should be done
in the same window of my program.

Hope I am able to explain my problem. If my problem need any further
explanation, please let me know.

With Regards,
Vanga Sasidhar

"Christopher Kurtis Koeber" <c_******@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
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Just run the quicktime player with the path to your avi file as an
argument. For example:

"qplayer.exe "C:\MyAVI.avi"

Christopher

"Vanga Sasidhar" <va***@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u9**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Already posted the same message but the date and time of my machine was
set back. and it was listed under the old date. Thats why I am posting
the same message again. Please accept this.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi All,

I have some AVI files and i want to create a program which will open an
AVI file from the hard disk at runtime and run that Video. But here i
want
to use QuickTime player to run the AVI file. The program should not use
Windows Media Player to run the AVI file.

Here I am asking for QuickTime player, because I have seen that Windows
Medial Player doesnt stream AVI files. i.e. Windows Media Player is
loading
the whole file and then only it is starting playing the movie. But
QuickTime
player doesnt. For QuickTime player, as soon as it got some data from the
file, it starts palying the video and in the background it will continue
loading the movie. Some AVI files are around 60 to 100 MB of size. So if
the
program starts only after completely loading the file then it will be a
problem and users have to wait for some time.

Is this possible to play AVI files using the QucikTime player? Please
let
me know.

With Regards,
Vanga Sasidhar.


Nov 21 '05 #3

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