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stop

The stop command stops playback or recording. CD audio, digital-video, MIDI sequencer, videodisc, VCR, and waveform-audio devices recognize this command.

To send this command, call the mciSendString function with the lpszCommand parameter set as follows.

_stprintf_s(
  lpszCommand, 
  TEXT("stop %s %s %s"), 
  lpszDeviceID, 
  lpszStopFlags, 
  lpszFlags
); 

Parameters

lpszDeviceID

Identifier of an MCI device. This identifier or alias is assigned when the device is opened.

lpszStopFlags

For digital-video devices, it can be the following flag.

Value Meaning
hold Prevents the release of resources required to redraw a still image on the screen. The frame buffer remains available for use in updating the display when, for example, the window is moved.

lpszFlags

Can be "wait", "notify", or both. For digital-video and VCR devices, "test" can also be specified. For more information about these flags, see The Wait, Notify, and Test Flags.

Return Values

Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.

Remarks

For CD audio devices, the stop command stops playback and resets the current track position to zero.

The following command stops playback or recording on the "mysound" device:

stop mysound

Requirements

  Windows NT/2000/XP: Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
  Windows 95/98/Me: Included in Windows 95 and later.

See Also

MCI, MCI Command Strings

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