Invoke default mp3 player on Windows

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Mon Sep 18 17:51:55 CDT 2006


Chris Sheffield wrote:
> I don't think it's even necessary to do this. As long as the user has a 
> version of Windows Media Player installed on their system that supports 
> mp3 playback, you should be just fine using a player object like you do 
> on the Mac side. This is how my company's software works, and we have 
> had no problems at all.


Wow, ok, that's great... I will test it on this old PC box we have here.


> 
> So I would recommend just using a player object like normal and then 
> test the heck out of it. But I really think you'll be okay. Unless you 
> need to support Windows 95 for some odd reason. Then you may run into 
> problems. Not sure if there's a version of WMP for Win95 that supports 
> mp3 playback or not.
> 
> Chris Sheffield
> Read Naturally
> 
> 
> On Sep 16, 2006, at 4:35 PM, Sivakatirswami wrote:
> 
>> 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.
>>
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