pman626
Pilgrim

how to add mp3 audio and play in background during installation?

I have an mp3 file I want to loop during installation.

how do I add it and make it play after the user selects the installation path?

i'm looking at the installation designer and don't see where
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Cary_R
Pilgrim

Re: how to add mp3 audio and play in background during installation?

Hi There,

There's definitely no support for something like this in InstallShield, other than the ability to write custom actions.

If you've got some familiarity with programming, I whipped this up based on some samples for playing media via Visual C++(although you'll want to take this as an Example, since it's not terribly robust):

[CODE]

#include "Mmsystem.h"
#include "Windows.h"
#include "MSI.h"
#include "MsiQuery.h"

unsigned int __stdcall PlayMMFileUntilMSIDone(MSIHANDLE hInstall)
{
CString sVerb;
DWORD nbuffer;
nbuffer = 255;
TCHAR* filepath = new TCHAR[255];
TCHAR* isFinished = new TCHAR[2];
unsigned int retVal;

retVal = MsiGetProperty(hInstall,_T("SOUNDTRACK"),filepath,&nbuffer);
sVerb = _T("open \"") + (CString)filepath;

sVerb = sVerb + _T("\" type mpegvideo alias MediaFile");
mciSendString(sVerb, NULL, 0, 0);
mciSendString(_T("play MediaFile repeat"), NULL, 0, 0);

while((CString)isFinished!=_T("1"))
{
nbuffer = 255;
retVal = MsiGetProperty(hInstall,_T("SoundtrackFinished"),isFinished,&nbuffer);
Sleep(1000);
}

mciSendString(_T("stop MediaFile"), NULL, 0, 0);
return 0;
}[/CODE]

This works by having you set a property, "SOUNDTRACK" to the path of your *.mp3 file, and then having something else set the "SoundtrackFinished" property to "1" when you want the music to stop.

In my test project I basically just used 2 set property custom actions, and stored the *.mp3 file in the Support Files, so the path it set for SOUNDTRACK was:

[SUPPORTDIR]\Frank Sinatra - Girl from Ipanema.mp3

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Cary
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Flexera beginner

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Flexera beginner

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PedroHanson
Pilgrim

Re: how to add mp3 audio and play in background during installation?

I have tried a lot of ways but it still doesn't work, how about you? Even though I have downloaded music everywhere, I am the same and my last stop is sonido

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Pilgrim

Re: how to add mp3 audio and play in background during installation?

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