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How to open an .avi file and get the control back

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Hello all,
For a project of mine, I need to open a file with windows media player (not mmplayer) and then once it starts playing, I need to do some other tasks in matlab.
I tried with the System() command but it does not return the control until it is finish playing.
Is there any way that I can work around this. Any help is much appreciated.
- Thanks in advance for your help.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 31 May 2011
system('winplayer &')
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Varuna De Silva
Varuna De Silva on 31 May 2011
Thanks alot this worked for me. In fact the command looked like this,
system('"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /open "C:\Documents and Settings\dd00028\My Documents\My Videos\Interview2.wmv" &' )

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