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AVI In VB6 Animation Control

I have an AVI which was created from a WMV File usingBlaze Media Pro. I am running it in a VB6 Animation Control.I can manually Open, Run, Stop, Close OK. What I now need to knowis how to determine when the AVI has finished so I can writeCode to then automatically Stop the AVI and Close the AnimationControl. Can anyone help? Thanks...

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End Sub
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End With

End Sub

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on the form, i have an icon of Mario(SuperMario) in a Picture box that automatically moves [down + right] with a timer when the game starts and moves [up + right] when space bar is pressed. while the user controls Mario, he/she has to avoid the upcoming obstacles. this is when the animation part comes in.
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when i run the program, it thinks that all the obstacles are still there, and mario collides with obstacles from different "hidden" pictureboxes if you know what i mean :/ also, the background keeps flashing white, black, white, black etc.

also, how do you "restart" forms and "disable" then or make the form start over again?

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Option Explicit
' Picture1 = Mario
' Picture2 = Changing Background
' Shape1 = Obstacles
Private intIncrement As Integer

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
'Press Space Bar
If Asc(32) Then
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Timer4.Enabled = True
End If
End Sub

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'Let Go of Space Bar
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End If
End Sub

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Picture1.ZOrder (0) 'Mario Appears Over Changing Background

Picture2(0).Visible = True
Picture2(1).Visible = False
Picture2(2).Visible = False

intIncrement = 0
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
Dim msg As String
Dim Index As Integer

msg = "You Blew Up!"

For Index = 0 To 21
If Picture1.Top >= Shape1(Index).Top - Picture1.Height Then
If Picture1.Top <= Shape1(Index).Top + Shape1(Index).Height Then
If Picture1.Left <= Shape1(Index).Left + Shape1(Index).Width Then
If Picture1.Left >= Shape1(Index).Left - Picture1.Width Then
MsgBox msg
End If
End If
End If
End If
Next Index
End Sub

Private Sub Timer2_Timer()
'Mario Movement - Down + Right
Picture1.Move Picture1.Left, Picture1.Top + 40 ' Move Mario Down
Picture1.Move Picture1.Left + 20 'Move Mario Right
End Sub

Private Sub Timer3_Timer()
Static Count As Integer

Count = Count + 1
Label1.Caption = "SCORE:" & Space(1) & Count
End Sub

Private Sub Timer4_Timer()
'Mario Movement - Up + Right
Picture1.Move Picture1.Left, Picture1.Top - 40 'Move Mario Up
Picture1.Move Picture1.Left + 40 'Move Mario Right
End Sub

Private Sub Timer5_Timer()
'Changing Background
Picture2(intIncrement).Visible = False

If intIncrement = 2 Then
intIncrement = 0
intIncrement = intIncrement + 1
End If

Picture2(intIncrement).Visible = True
End Sub

thanks a lot for your time

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