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    Got a question about media player active x control. Will the new version 9 control work in Win98+. If yes, how can I get a distributable copy of that? Scoured Microsoft all day looking. Would it be included in that media SDK thing? I am a novice programmer and don't even know what SDK stands for. As usual Microsoft information is completely accurate but completely useless.

    Question 2:
    I got the distributable windows media codec 9 upgrade. It says in the documention that it must have WiMP 7.1 to work. Does this mean it will not work with out the newer active x control? I know this is a little outside of the boards scope but hoping one of you videophiles might have an answer.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: media player ocx

    try reading up at their site, all the info is there, for example I found this page in less than one minute. [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Corey Milner
    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software


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      Re: media player ocx

      Thanks for the reply Corey. I guess I didn't explain the situation completely enough. I created a project that uses the Windows meida V9 encoder. Once the WMP V9 codec is installed on an XP machine that has the version 9 activeX control the videos work great. When I run the CD on a win98 machine that has the WMP V9 codec but the old 6.4 activeX I get sound but no video. I tried installing the version 9 activeX control but when I run the project and try to play a video the app crashes and says there was an error in msdxm.ocx.

      Is this becasue it's a win98 machine or because the machine is running WMP 7.1? Do I need to have the V9 activeX control? Microsoft says that media player version 6.4 will not recognize the Version 9 codec but it doesn't say it that appliex to the 6.4 activeX control.

      The document you reffered me to gives me media player 9 requirments but I'm actually looking for version9 activeX control requirements and whether or not that control is required to playback .WMV version 9 videos.