Hi, I am trying to learn C++ by making a game as that is the only reason I am trying to learn it. To make games. How do I get a C++ program to play a movie by looking in a certain directory. The movie is in .mpg format. Also How do i get the program to be like any other where you click on a shortcut and it launches... After I compile it? I am fairly new but have learned basics like printing functions if else while, all that good stuff.
Can someone type up an example or point me to the right tutorial to get the job done. . . Thanks.