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WMV stream seeking?

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I'm writing a Netflix Watch Now player application that will be used
by special needs kids. The transport buttons need to be fairly large
and their function more obvious than those used on the Netflix ActiveX
player control. My thought was to use a WMP control hosted on a
Winform with a seperate transport bar that includes play, pause, stop,
ff, and fr buttons.

The stream plays back fine in WMP11 with the exception that the stream
position can't be altered. In other words, it's not posible to
rewind, fast forward or alter the stream position using the trackbar
(it snaps back to its original position).

The Netflix control allows seeking the stream using its trackbar
control. I've had a look at the http traffic using Fiddler2 and can
see that dragging the trackbar thumb results in requests being sent to
the server that include a "Content-Range: bytes nnnnn-nnnnn/nnnnnnnn"
header. Does anyone know if it's possible to do something similar
using a WMP control?

I've had a look at VLC and while it allows advancing the stream using
the trackbar, playback is a scrambled mess so using the VLC ActiveX
isn't a viable solution.

Any clues or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks -- Steve
Aug 15 '08 #1
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One last bump in hopes that someone can confirm if this is/isn't
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