How To Embed Any Media Player in GridView Control

by Kareem Allam 3. August 2011 06:01

This example shows how to use any media player in  GridView Control and Get movie file  path  (server Pathe or obtain videos from YouTube )  from MS SQL Database


MS SQL Database Table Structure



MS SQL Database Table Data




In your Page you Must insert in   GridView Control and SQL DataSource


    ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:XConStr %>"
    SelectCommand="SELECT ID, Name, FilePath, Youtube FROM media">



	DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" >

	SortExpression="ID" />
	SortExpression="Name" />
	SortExpression="FilePath" />
	SortExpression="Youtube" />



THat Is the simply basic design for controls

NOW , I waill start to insert the Players

1 – Convert FilePath Field in GridView To Template Field


2 – Insert 2 Invisible Panels to template filed

       ( 1 For Media Palyer & The second for Youtube )


<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="FilePath" SortExpression="FilePath">
        <asp:Panel ID="Panel_MediaPlayer" runat="server" Visible="false">
             <object width="200" height="200"
             <param name="Filename" value='<%# Eval("Name") %>'>
             <param name="AutoStart" value="False">
             <param name="ShowControls" value="True">
             <param name="ShowStatusBar" value="True">
             <param name="ShowDisplay" value="False">
             <param name="AutoRewind" value="True">
                      width="200" height="200" src='<%# Eval("FilePath") %>'
                      filename='<%# Eval("Name") %>' autostart="False"
                      showcontrols="True" showstatusbar="False"
                      showdisplay="False" autorewind="True">

        <asp:Panel ID="Panel_Youtube" runat="server" Visible="false">
             <object width="200" height="200" >
             <param name='<%# Eval("Name") %>' value='<%# Eval("FilePath") %>' />
             <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/>
             <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/>
                  <embed src='<%# Eval("FilePath") %>'
                      width="200" height="200"



Code Side


Protected Sub GridView1_RowDataBound _
       (ByVal sender As Object, _
        ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.GridViewRowEventArgs) _
        Handles GridView1.RowDataBound
        Dim XPanel_MediaPlayer As New Panel
        Dim XCPanel_Youtube As New Panel
        If e.Row.RowType = DataControlRowType.DataRow Then
            XPanel_MediaPlayer = e.Row.FindControl("Panel_MediaPlayer")
            XCPanel_Youtube = e.Row.FindControl("Panel_Youtube")
            XPanel_MediaPlayer.Visible = False
            XCPanel_Youtube.Visible = False
            If Val(Convert.ToInt32(DataBinder.Eval(e.Row.DataItem, "Youtube"))) = 1 Then
                XCPanel_Youtube.Visible = True
                XPanel_MediaPlayer.Visible = True
            End If
        End If
    End Sub





You can Use any player , just insert the appropriate Object



File Formats 


flv, mp3, swf

Windows Media Player 

asx, asf, avi, wma, wmv





Real Player 

ra, ram, rm, rpm, rv, smi, smil




Audio File

<object codebase="" 
        <param name="url" value=" FileName.avi"> 
        <embed src="FileName.avi" 



QuickTime Movie


<object codebase="" 
        <param name="src" value=""> 
        <embed src="" 


Flash  Movie

<object codebase="" 
        <param name="src" value=" FileName.swf"> 
        <embed src=" FileName.swf" 

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