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Old 01-23-2006, 04:26 AM   #1
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Microsoft Mediaplayer equivalent and activex


Hi all,
This is my first post to the forum so I hope you can bare with me.
I am as green as green when it comes to Linux but I am slowly picking it up.
I have a dvd player that I programmed in vb6 which I use ms mediaplayer activex control - what is the equivalent in linux?
What are the equivalent name for activex controls in Linux??

Thanks for your help

Regards

Tony
 
Old 01-23-2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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Hi Tony

As far as ActiveX programming is concerned, it is impossilbe in Linux (as far as I know). ActiveX is as pureblood Microsoft as you are probably able to get. Neither VB, nor any of its extensions, run "natively" (pardon the pun) in Linux. It is possible to run -certain- Windows programs in Linux via something called "Wine", but his is still far from complete or perfect.

Or do you mean the equivalent of Windows media player in Linux? There are several - MPlayer, Xine, Kaffe, Ogle, etc. etc.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:29 AM   #3
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Hi Stepan,
Thanks for your reply
Yep I mean, I want to develop / program a dvd player in Linux, so as in vb6 I use a activex control - so what control do I use in Linux code insteal of ms mediaplayer?

Is the above MPlayer etc like activex controls that I use in my program ?

Regards

Tony
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:52 AM   #4
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I'm not sure but check out python.org. I'm sure others will have a better answer once they start coming online.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:55 AM   #5
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The programs above are dvd/video/dvb/audio players. They have nothing to do with activeX or VB

If you still want to develop a player then you should forget about activeX and VB and look else where.

 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:56 AM   #6
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Thanks alot Fred, will do
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:56 AM   #7
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Thanks alot Fred, will do
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:57 AM   #8
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Thanks alot Snowtigger
 
Old 01-23-2006, 06:54 PM   #9
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Yep I mean, I want to develop / program a dvd player in Linux, so as in vb6 I use a activex control - so what control do I use in Linux code insteal of ms mediaplayer?
Linux doesn't use ActiveX/COM for components (ie. embedding one program in another) it uses either KParts (KDE Desktop) or Bonobo (GNOME Desktop). If you look at some of the GUI media players for Linux, for example Kaffeine, you'll probably find that they are 'componentised', ie. they can be embedded in another application. I think this is true for Kaffiene as the player is a KPart component, which I think is similar to an ActiveX/COM control.

I'm not sure about any other players but if you ask how to embed a media player component in an application in the programming forum on this site someone will be able to give you more info.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 04:25 AM   #10
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Thanks alot for your advise tkedwards
I am on my way

regard

Tony
 
  


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