Running Microsoft Window's Media Control Interface

Microsoft Windows supports a set of commands for playing sounds, music, videos, and other media devices called MCI. You can send these commands to Windows from MCI by dropping a text pad with a command on it on the text-to-MCI sensor. For example, if the pad has the text "play c:\windows\media\town.mid" and the 'town' MIDI file is in your Windows media folder you'll create a sound that you can vacuum off the sensor and spit out. Then pressing space will start the command to, in this case, hear the music. If you then drop the text pad with "close all" on an empty text-to-MCI sensor, you'll find on top of the sensor the command to stop the music. Several books describe Microsoft's MCI command language.

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