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Saving Windows Media Video files

I'm attempting to download a windows media video file from a remote
server and I would like to start playing it as soon as it starts
downloading. Is there some special way to save the file that will
allow Windows Media Player to play the file as I transfer it?

Cheers!

Mar 19 '07 #1
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Sean,

How are you playing the file? Are you embedding Windows Media Player in
your app? If so, why not just let WMP handle the downloading for you?
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- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
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I'm attempting to download a windows media video file from a remote
server and I would like to start playing it as soon as it starts
downloading. Is there some special way to save the file that will
allow Windows Media Player to play the file as I transfer it?

Cheers!

Mar 19 '07 #2
Hello Sean,
I'm attempting to download a windows media video file from a remote
server and I would like to start playing it as soon as it starts
downloading. Is there some special way to save the file that will
allow Windows Media Player to play the file as I transfer it?

I have been playing around with Windows Media Service in Windows 2003
Server quite a bit lately. Generally when a publishing point on the
server is setup by the publisher they configure the point to be either
for streaming media or as a download with local playback. This
configuration is what controls what Windows Media Player's behavior.

If you are trying to write an application in C# that has an embedded
Windows Media Player I would take a look at the DirectShow.NET Library
Project as it is a very well written and freely available project.
That wraps most of the original unmanaged code and allows for it to be
used in C#.

http://directshownet.sourceforge.net

Hope this helps,
Charles Green
charlesdotmdotgreenatgmaildotcom
Mar 21 '07 #3
You have to stream it from the server using RTSP, MMS or HTTP streaming
protocols.

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Anil Gupte
www.keeninc.net
www.icinema.com

<se*********@gmail.comwrote in message
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I'm attempting to download a windows media video file from a remote
server and I would like to start playing it as soon as it starts
downloading. Is there some special way to save the file that will
allow Windows Media Player to play the file as I transfer it?

Cheers!

Mar 24 '07 #4

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