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IDvdControl2::PlayChaptersAutoStop method

The PlayChaptersAutoStop method plays the number of chapters specified, starting at the specified chapter within the specified title.


HRESULT PlayChaptersAutoStop(
  [in]  ULONG   ulTitle,
  [in]  ULONG   ulChapter,
  [in]  ULONG   ulChaptersToPlay,
  [in]  DWORD   dwFlags,
  [out] IDvdCmd **ppCmd


ulTitle [in]

Value that specifies the title in which the chapter is located; this value must be from 1 through 99.

ulChapter [in]

Value that specifies the chapter in the specified title where the DVD Navigator will start playback; this value must be from 1 through 999.

ulChaptersToPlay [in]

Number of chapters to play from the start chapter.

dwFlags [in]

Bitwise OR of one or more flags from the DVD_CMD_FLAGS enumeration, specifying how to synchronize the command.

ppCmd [out]

Receives a pointer to an IDvdCmd object that can be used to synchronize DVD commands. The caller must release the interface. This parameter can be NULL. For more information, see Synchronizing DVD Commands.

Return value

Returns one of the following values.

Return codeDescription



The DVD Navigator is not initialized or the title is not a One Sequential PGC Title.


The ulTitle value does not exist or is greater than the number of titles, or ulChapter does not exist or is greater than the number of chapters, or ulChapter plus ulChaptersToPlay is greater than the number of chapters.


The graph is not in a running state.



This method works only on One_Sequential_PGC_Titles. When the specified number of chapters have been played, the DVD Navigator sends the application an EC_DVD_CHAPTER_AUTOSTOP event notification.

The following table shows the Annex J command name to which this method name corresponds, and the domains in which this method is valid.

Annex J Command Name Valid Domains



Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]


Strmif.h (include Dshow.h)



See also

DVD Applications
Error and Success Codes
IDvdControl2 Interface
Synchronizing DVD Commands



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