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Automating windows media player on win7


Thanks a lot mate. 

You just made my day. 
I have looked around the net but cannot find the controls available. 

I would like to be able to:
- get current playing track
- get wmplayer state (playing/paused/stopped)
- get the selected sound device

Thanks a lot

Br
Deo
-----Original Message-----
From: Python-list [mailto:python-list-bounces+demu=senncom.com at python.org] On Behalf Of MRAB
Sent: 4. juni 2014 21:23
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: Automating windows media player on win7

On 2014-06-03 09:10, Deogratius Musiige wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> I have been fighting with automating wmplayer but with no success.
>
> It looks to me that using the .OCX would be the best option. I found 
> the code below on the net but I cannot get it to work.
>
> I can see from device manager that a driver is started by I get no 
> audio out.
>
> What am I doing wrong guys?
>
> # this program will play MP3, WMA, MID, WAV files via the 
> WindowsMediaPlayer from win32com.client import Dispatch
>
> mp = Dispatch("WMPlayer.OCX")
> tune = mp.newMedia("./plays.wav")
> mp.currentPlaylist.appendItem(tune)
> mp.controls.play()
> raw_input("Press Enter to stop playing")
> mp.controls.stop()
>
I've found that adding PlayItem and sleep seems to work:

#! python2.7
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from win32com.client import Dispatch
from time import sleep

mp = Dispatch("WMPlayer.OCX")
tune = mp.NewMedia(r"./plays.wav")
mp.CurrentPlaylist.AppendItem(tune)
mp.Controls.Play()
sleep(1)
mp.Controls.PlayItem(tune)
raw_input("Press Enter to stop playing")
mp.Controls.Stop()

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