iFilm asf

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HT 02/02/2006 03:44 pm
I`ve been unsuccessful downloading this iFilm link in Offline Explorer Enterprise 4.1:

http://ifilm.wmod.llnwd.net/a65/o1/portal/2664060_200.asf?e=1138915200&h=999667383b163f54711681143d7cfeb8

This opens fine in WMP. Your software says it support mms. Any suggestions?
Oleg Chernavin 02/03/2006 07:48 am
Offline Explorer Enterprise 4.1 loads this file well, but it is only 2 seconds long.

The same is inside WMP - it shows a blank square after loading the media stream.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
HT 02/03/2006 10:41 am
Sorry, wrong URL - that one only works if you`ve previously viewed it. This one works when opened in Windows Media Player 9 on a virgin machine:

http://origin.www.ifilm.com/WMPPlaylist.asx?l=318305231&ifilmId=2664060&bandwidth=300

But I don`t get the video itself in OEEE. I get a bunch of other stuff, but not the video. There are some links that hang. The URL on those all start with mmst://...

The 2-second blank clip you see is some kind of trick iFilm is using, probably has some embedded script is my guess. When you open a video in iFile, first it shows a commercial, then it shows this 2-second blank clip, then it shows the video you requested.

The link above is what the embedded Windows Media Player window says is playing (from the Properties display) when the actual video is playing. As I said, I confirmed that this link plays the video I want by pasting that into the WMP 9 Open URL window on a virgin XP SP2 machine.
HT 02/06/2006 09:49 am
Oleg? Have you been able to figure out what`s happening using the updated URL?
Oleg Chernavin 02/07/2006 05:44 am
The code which opens a WMP video in the Web page is tricky there. Can you please try to download the page with Offline Explorer Pro and then click the AutoSave button on toolbar, then browse the Project offline. This will force Offline Explorer Pro to download all missing files requested by the browser.

Oleg.