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starting an mp4 external

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:29 am
by frednet
good day!
Can I start an mp4 video file in the computers default media player from within neobook?
The situation is this; A HD mp4 file contains a movie I want to burn to a DVD and I want to use a small neobook ap to start the movie on the dvd.
I tried neobook dx but it won't play mp4 so tarting an external aplication couild be the solution.
I also tried autorun but it won't let me start an mp4 movie directly
Thanks Fred.

Re: starting an mp4 external

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:08 am
by Wrangler
Hi Fred,

I don't have any problem running mp4 with DX plugin in a media manager I coded. You probably don't have the codec installed on your machine. Search the web for a free codec pack, like klite codec pack. There are also others. Doing this should solve your problem.

Re: starting an mp4 external

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:43 am
by frednet
hi Wrangler,

The mp4 plays fine in windows media player, quicktime and vlc.
Wmv is the only file type I can play.
I'm not sure why. ill try running it from another machine and see.

Fred.

Re: starting an mp4 external

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:22 am
by Gaev
Fred:

Double Click on the directory entry (in Windows Explorer) of the mp4 file ...

- if it plays in "Windows Media Player" (or another assigned exe), you can get it to do the same from your NeoBook Application using ...
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Run "{yourFileNameHere}.mp4" "" "Normal+RunOnce" "" "[AppId]"


- if it does not play, then your computer is not setup to have mp4 files run by a designated program

Re: starting an mp4 external

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:24 pm
by frednet
Gaev wrote:Fred:

Double Click on the directory entry (in Windows Explorer) of the mp4 file ...

- if it plays in "Windows Media Player" (or another assigned exe), you can get it to do the same from your NeoBook Application using ...
Code: Select all
Run "{yourFileNameHere}.mp4" "" "Normal+RunOnce" "" "[AppId]"


- if it does not play, then your computer is not setup to have mp4 files run by a designated program


Hello Gaev,
Thanks I will try that. , Found a similar solution by using the run command on a shortcut link to the mp4 file.
This also works well.
My ability to think clear is somewhat clouded by the pressure of the upcoming deadline :)
Thanks Fred.

Re: starting an mp4 external

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:12 pm
by virger
DESDE COSTA RICA

Desde hace mucho, mi "mp4-player" es un objeto de NeoBook,
de tipo MediaPlayer, lo que hago es:
cambiarle la extension al video de 'mp4' a 'mp3' y listo.
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Since long ago, my "mp4-player" is a NeoBook object
of type MediaPlayer, what I do is
change the extension to the video for 'mp4' to 'mp3' and ready.

PURA VIDA