Opening a video file through c++
Ok so i am still obsessed with my noob video library program.I have got a nice database done where all my 300 movies are listed...i can search for them by using various parameters (search by actor,director etc)
It suddenly struck me that it would be cool if i were to run the movies directly from my program.What I mean is this
(After having searched for the movie "Ice Age")
1)I now select an option given to me as a user "Do you want to run the movie ?"
2)I select yes and windows media player pops up and starts playing the movie.
Is this even possible by simple using c++ ?? Any pointers as to how i could get this done otherwise would be of great help.
Disclaimer : This is no homework..just coding it as a hobby..on request i can display my code...its just a bit too long (937 lines) hence i am avoiding it now