Returns the status of a media file that was opened beforehand (MCIOpen
IF MCIStatus("MySound") = MciStatusPause THEN
<Result> = MCIStatus(<Media file or alias> [, <Parameters> [, <Name of the message window>]])
<Result>: Character String constant
File status (see the table below) or empty string if an error occurred. 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.
|MciStatusNotReady||Drive not ready (no CD in the drive for example)|
|MciStatusOpen||File opened only.|
|MciStatusParked||The player is parked: the player heads parked.|
|MciStatusPause||The file is paused|
|MciStatusPlay||The file is opened and it is currently played|
|MciStatusRecord||The file is currently recorded|
|MciStatusSeek||Find/seek in progress in the file|
|MciStatusStop||The file is stopped|
<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 named "status".
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.