The stop command stops playback or recording. CD audio, digital-video, MIDI sequencer, videodisc, VCR, and waveform-audio devices recognize this command.
To send this command, call the mciSendString function with the lpszCommand parameter set as follows.
_stprintf_s( lpszCommand, TEXT("stop %s %s %s"), lpszDeviceID, lpszStopFlags, lpszFlags );
Identifier of an MCI device. This identifier or alias is assigned when the device is opened.
For digital-video devices, it can be the following flag.
|hold||Prevents the release of resources required to redraw a still image on the screen. The frame buffer remains available for use in updating the display when, for example, the window is moved.|
Can be "wait", "notify", or both. For digital-video and VCR devices, "test" can also be specified. For more information about these flags, see The Wait, Notify, and Test Flags.
Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.
For CD audio devices, the stop command stops playback and resets the current track position to zero.
The following command stops playback or recording on the "mysound" device:
** Windows NT/2000/XP:** Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
** Windows 95/98/Me:** Included in Windows 95 and later.