Opening Video file from Borland C++

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    Opening Video file from Borland C++

    Hello,

    Im trying to have a video file open when i click on a button. I can get it working by adding an .AVi file, but the file is so small you can barely see it or it says cannot open avi. The other thing i tried was system("1.avi") which opens the file in media player but only seems to work on the computer which it was compiled even though the avi is stored in the same directory as the exe.

    Anybody any ideas?

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    Use a fully qualified path when you call system() - you can't assume that the current working directory is the same as the one with the avi in it.

    gg

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    Thanx 4 replying m8, got it working by using the media player from within the program rather than externally.

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