Pauses playback of the media file previously opened (with MCIOpen
). To continue playing the file, use MCIPlay
<Result> = MCIPause(<Media file or alias> [, <Parameters> [, <Name of the message window>]])
- True if the pause was performed,
- False otherwise. To get the error number, use MCIErr.
To get more details on the error, use MCIMsgErr or ErrorInfo with the errMessage constant.
The status report of the command is returned by MCIRetrieve.
<Media file or alias>: Character string
Name of the media file to be used (AVI, MP3, etc.) or alias defined when opening the file (MCIOpen).
<Parameters>: Optional character string
Additional parameters if necessary. These parameters can be known by checking the documentation of the Windows MCI function "pause".
The MciWait constant can be added to this string. This constant is used to indicate that the program must wait for the end of the MCI command to run the rest of application.
<Name of the message window>: Optional character string
Name of the window used to intercept and manage the different messages sent by MMSYSTEM.DLL. These messages are in MM_xxxxxx format and can be retrieved with Event. You can for example get messages regarding the management of the CD ROM or Joystick.