Wednesday, April 16, 2008

CDRom Scripting Fun

Here's a nifty bit of shop talk. Although no one really uses them, the Windows Media Player API exposes the CDRom controls. The following code snippit uses vbscript to eject the cdrom. It's only a few lines, so you could easily put it in .. oh I dunno.. a login script or something. Just imagine the little snaps of cdroms ejecting all over the office at 9am. Now that is some capital whimsy, folks.

Set objMPlay = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7" )
Set colCDROM = objMPlay.cdromCollection
if colCDROM.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROM.Count - 1
End If

If you would like to learn more about scripting with Media Player, then you are a dork and I pity you. All that aside, the SDK is available here.