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How to play mp4 files with Autoit?

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Hey guys,

i have a simple question. How can i play mp4 files with autoit? do u know if there's already an UDF with that i can play them? i need this for my new music player.

thank you for help!

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I want to play mp4 files in an own player. i think i have to use embedded wmp or bass dll. do u know if there's an itunes embedded?

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The file extension is .m4p, first off. Secondarily, they are DRM restricted iTunes files. If you don't have iTunes installed, and you aren't the owner of the files, it's going to be very hard to play them at all, let alone in AutoIt. I ran into this recently when I came across a bunch of these on a file server I administer and wanted to see what was in them before I deleted them as I had never seen the extension before. They can't be played unless you can remove the DRM from them first, and that's not so easy.


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@BrewManNH

Now what are you talking about, mp4 is a container and can have pretty much anything inside it. Like AAC. Until hein says exactly what he wants to play we can't help him much at all.

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I assumed he meant the M4P files that iTunes uses for it's DRM song files because he mentioned iTunes in his post above. I didn't realize that there was a MP4 video file type, oh well...


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Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
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