Use the MCI API without Mulitmedia OCX
Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic 5
Complete documentation on mci commands can be downloaded from http://au.geocities.com/phlipping/mci.zip - this was intended for C, but everything applies except the notify flag which cannot be used in VB without subclassing.
Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.