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Media Player (both the 16-bit MPLAYER.EXE and the 32-bit MPLAY32.EXE) supports the following command-line syntax:

   MPLAYER /play /close /embedding file
		


All of the command-line switches and the file name are optional. Their meanings are as follows:

   /play       Play file right away.
   /close      Close after playing (only valid with /play).
   /embedding  Run as an OLE server.
   file        The file or device to open.
		


This information was inadvertently omitted from the Windows documentation.

In Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.5 and higher, the Media Player also supports the following switch:

   /open       Open the file if specified; otherwise, show the File Open
               dialog.
		


In addition, the following switches can be used to ensure that the specified file is of a particular type:

   /AVI        The file must be a Video for Windows (.AVI) file.
   /MID        The file must be a MIDI (.MID) file.
   /WAV        The file must be a Wave Audio (.WAV) file.
		
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Article ID: 126869 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit 3.1
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