Player6.FileName (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 specifies or retrieves the name of the clip to play.



Possible Values

This property is a read/write String with a default value of "" (the empty string).


If the value of the AutoStart property is true, file playback begins automatically whenever you set the FileName property. If you set both AutoStart and FileName at design time, the Windows Media Player control begins playing the file when it is loaded.

Setting this property is a synchronous operation; control does not return to the application until after the file has completed the open process. The Open method performs the same operation asynchronously.

To use compact disc audio with your CD-ROM drive as input to the Windows Media Player control, set this property to cdaudio: (with the trailing ":"). For more information, see Compact Disc Audio Playback.

To use digital video disc (DVD) as input, set this property to dvd: (with the trailing ":"). For more information, see Viewing DVD in a Web Page.


Version: Windows Media Player version 6.4.

Library: Use msdxm.ocx.

Platform: Windows 98 Second Edition or higher.

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