I wrote a VB6 application for automatic or manual playing of mp3 files from a play list. This application can run forever in Windows 98, but crashes after around 128 songs in Windows 2000. I decided to replicate the basic routine that causes the crash in VB2005 on my Windows 2000 machine. Sure enough, it does the same thing. Using axmediaplayer, I load a song for playing. When played, a timer is enabled which repeatly loads and plays the same song at approximately 1 second intervals. I did this so I can quickly get to the 128 song limit which causes the crash. Here is the Timer routine:
Private Sub Timer2_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer2.Tick AxMediaPlayer1.Stop() AxMediaPlayer1.FileName = OpenFileDialog1.FileName AxMediaPlayer1.Play() lblTimesPlayed.Text = lblTimesPlayed.Text + 1 End Sub
At song 128 I get an "AccessViolationException was unhandled. Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt." I figure this has something to do with an overflow, but cannot figure out what the media player is counting or why, nor can I find out how to clear it. I have found numerous references to this error in similar code (crashes after periodic accesses) but no answers. If anyone has found a work-around, please let me know!
Thanks in advance,