Windows Media Player Control Application Development

Windows Mobile 6.5
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The Windows Media Player control is a Microsoft ActiveX control that developers use to add multimedia playback capabilities to Web pages or applications.

It allows you to embed Windows Media content in applications such as Internet Explorer. It also provides a programming interface for rendering a variety of network streaming and non-streaming multimedia formats.

The Windows Media Player control is built on Microsoft DirectShow technology and uses an appropriate DirectShow filter graph to parse, decode, and render media streams. Consequently, the DirectShow codecs available on the Windows Mobile device determine the audio and video media formats that the Windows Media Player control can play.

The Windows Media Player control exposes a variety of methods, properties, and events for creating customized applications and Web pages. The Windows Media Player control does not support visualizations.

The following topics group the control's attributes into categories by functionality:

Compatibility Modes

Playback Methods and Properties

Using Playlists

Retrieving Presentation Information

Processing Embedded Script Commands

Monitoring Stream Status and Network Reception

Capturing Keyboard and Mouse Events

Windows Media Player Control Error Handling

Customizing the Windows Media Player Control User Interface

Codecs and Formats

The following topics provide direct access to the reference documentation for the Windows Media Player control:

Windows Media Player Methods

Windows Media Player Properties

Windows Media Player Events

This documentation also provides a list of the items that are not supported by the Windows Mobile implementation of the Windows Media Player control, see Windows Media Player Control Unsupported Items.

If a method or property is not supported under Windows Mobile, it is still exposed. However manipulating it will have no visible effect.

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