Player6.PlayState (deprecated)

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This page documents a feature of the Windows Media Player 6.4 ActiveX control. We recommend that you migrate your content to use the Windows Media Player 9 Series ActiveX control. For more information about the Windows Media Player 9 Series ActiveX control, see the Windows Media Player 9 Series SDK.

This property retrieves a value indicating the state of the Windows Media Player operation.



Possible Values

This property is a read-only Long containing one of the following values.

Value Visual Basic constant Description
0 mpStopped Playback is stopped.
1 mpPaused Playback is paused.
2 mpPlaying Stream is playing.
3 mpWaiting Waiting for stream to begin.
4 mpScanForward Stream is scanning forward.
5 mpScanReverse Stream is scanning in reverse.
6 mpSkipForward Skipping to next.
7 mpSkipReverse Skipping to previous.
8 mpClosed Stream is not open.


Retrieve this property to determine the status of an open clip.

If the value of the SendPlayStateChangeEvents property is true, Windows Media Player control fires a PlayStateChange event each time the PlayState property changes.


Version: Windows Media Player version 6.4.

Library: Use msdxm.ocx.

Platform: Windows 98 Second Edition or higher.

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