Monitor Pause control on Moviemaker

I use MoviePlayer to play MP3 music files. I have a clock displaying elapsed time on screen (using a Timer). The clock starts when MP starts to play

If I pause the music using the MP button, the clock does not stop (obviously)

If I could monitor the state of MP e.g. by using something like If Movieplayer.paused = True that would allow me to pause the clock as well

Could I perhaps create a separate button on screen to pause MP and the clock? There is a Stop method for MP, but no Resume as far as I can see. Nor can I see how to Pause the MP in code

Thanks for help in the past - and in advance for help on this one!