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Trouble running a media file

Trouble running a media file

Trouble running a media file

I have made a simple Vb6 general purpose media player that works fine with most media types. I did this so I would have better control over different types of media with different aspect ratios and show all movies in the one folder (like a video slideshow) without having to manually select each one.

But I have one problem -
If I associate my player with the file type, when I click on the file in Windows explorer, it only opens my player without loading or playing the media.
I then have to load it with the usual commondialog or a list to get it to play.
I can automatically construct a playlist and play the whole folder but I have to select at least one file from it to identify the folder first.

How can I get the media to play a file by clicking just on that file in Windows Explorer like all the other players like WMP or GOM do?

RE: Trouble running a media file

The filename is passed to your program in Command$

RE: Trouble running a media file

I didnt realise that. I thought that only worked when added after the exe name when starting from a command line.

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