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VideoPlayer.Seek method

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Seeks to a given playback position. Note that not all of the video formats support seeking: you can know if a certain format is seekable through a call to the VideoPlayer.IsSeekable method.


A call to this method is ignored if the embedded fader, through a call to the Fader.Init method, has been set to work with a single playlist (FADE_SINGLE_PLAYLIST).

If the status of the given player is "stopped" or "paused", a call to this method will move the playback position but will not cause the playback to start while, if the status of the given player is "playing", a call to this method will move the playback position and will continue playback without interruptions.


If the seek operation brings the playback position beyond the end of the file, the SoundDone event is generated.


For further details about the use of the embedded video player see the VideoPlayer object section.

For details about video clips rendering refer to the How to play video files through DirectShow tutorial.





[Visual Basic]

control.VideoPlayer.Seek (

nPlayer as Integer,

nPosition as Long

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.VideoPlayer.Seek (

short nPlayer,

long nPosition








Number representing the zero-based index of the player that will play the sound range


New position expressed in milliseconds



Return value






Negative value

An error occurred, check the LastError property value in order to get the error code

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful