Build an alternate to Windows Media Player
Note: This project was started in 1999 and I stopped working on it in 2006.
Assessed the resources I had and tried to create a solution.
I decided to develop a media player with my knowledge in Visual Basic.
My first solution was to use the Windows Media Player (WMP) ActiveX control with a layer of customisation to suit my need.
M View 2.8 - a great media player with a minimum of bells and whistles you don't need
While this is not presented as an "all singing, all dancing" media player, it does have some excellent features and is very easy to use. It supports variable frame rate for animations, you can vary the sound level by using the up and down arrows, and it offers quite a few keyboard shortcuts to make life easier
One of my biggest gripes about Windows Media Player is their isn't a lightweight interface without all the extra tabs for ripping, burning and shopping for music. There's mini-mode, but even that is inelegant for many things. I want something that's little more than a playback window for video. MView SE accomplishes this nicely, with a very slim set of play controls and support for all the media types playable in Windows Media Player. In addition to the tiny footprint around your media, a set of single button keyboard controls makes play control reasonably easy with F for Fullscreen, M for Mute, O for Opening ...
- Jake Ludington
Early 2000s, there were many better alternatives in the market for free.
I did one last addition to the app. Support for mouse wheel.