video files not downloading correctly
|ricky troopa||04/14/2004 10:44 pm|
|In v. 3.0.1508. I`ve downloaded video files of the type .wmv. When i tried to play these files many of them aborts when playing them with microsoft media player. I used another program to download the files and i have no problems playing them. I saw another post with a similar problem. I think there may be a problem in offline explorer when downloading videos.|
|Oleg Chernavin||04/15/2004 01:56 am|
|Well, we had an improvement since 3.0 version in the WMV downloading code. Could you please try to download one of such links with the latest version?
If it doesn`t help, can you tell me few examples of such links?
Also, we plan to release the 3.1 SR1 version on the next week.
|Keith Mason||05/22/2004 12:32 pm|
|I`ve seen this as well... OE parses WMVs for URLs, and replaces the URLs found with references to local copies (notice that the queue gets junky URLs added to it). I have had to break my projects into two parts: the first downloads the non-WMV files, the second downloads ONLY WMVs with Link Translation turned off.
I have not tried this since installing 3.1, so I couldn`t tell if it is fixed or not. But although WMVs are capable of containing URLs, they should never be translated because it disrupts the internal data pointers in WMV file.
|Oleg Chernavin||05/22/2004 12:36 pm|
|Keith, this should be fixed, but anyway, please let me know a link to such WMV file that is being parsed. I will see what is going wrong there.
|Keith Mason||05/22/2004 12:59 pm|
|I don`t have a WMV handy, but I have an ASF that behaves in precisely the same way. And I did just try it with 3.1.1572-SR1.
When I set the Link Translation to either Offline or Online, then at about 9 seconds into the file it stops playing because the file`s been corrupted. If I set it to No Translation, the file plays fine. After OE parses the file, there is one piece of junk in the queue, indicating that OE thought it was a link.
WMVs fail in an identical fashion.
> Keith, this should be fixed, but anyway, please let me know a link to such WMV file that is being parsed. I will see what is going wrong there.
> Thank you!
|Oleg Chernavin||05/22/2004 01:01 pm|
|Thanks a lot! I will work to fix it this Monday.
|Oleg Chernavin||05/24/2004 08:34 am|
|Just fixed it. Here is the updated version:
Please let me know how it works. Thank you!