Invoke default mp3 player on Windows

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Sat Sep 16 18:35:18 EDT 2006


Let's say you want to create your own podcast reader for a specific feed 
where
the media is .mp3.

OK, testing for a net connection, downloading and parsing the RSS 2.0 feed
getting the most recent episode, parsing the URL for the actual media file
that's all a cake walk...very simple...

it's back to the problem of playing the media...

on the Mac you just start playing it in a player and you are done.

But, for windows, if you don't want to force the user to
install QT, What options do we have?

Download somesoundfile.mp3 file

If platform is Windows
   start playing someFooAudioFile.mp3 using the default mp3 player
end if

Does anyone have code for this?  We are  not looking for anything more than
the capacity to play .mp3 files in this scenario.

Sivakatirswami
www.himalayanacademy.com

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