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4. Presentation > 34. Play Videos in Access Forms

Play Videos in Access Forms

Deliver your message the multimedia way with the Windows Media Player.

Here’s a really neat way to spice up your Access applications: play movies! Although this might seem a little too entertaining for “real” business use, consider that movies are one of the best vehicles for delivering information. You can incorporate movies into your database design in several ways. You can relate movie clips to data records, in which case the associated movie runs when a record is displayed. You can also have an unrelated movie play on demand (requiring a button click or some other way to initiate the movie to play).

To play movies you need to incorporate a control that can handle movie files. A number of these are available, most notably Windows Media Player, which is what this hack uses.


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