Suggestion for making streams downloading easier

06/18/2004 06:31 pm

I was reading the thread "Can`t asx to download..please help" and thought of a suggestion.

>There are some other recorders like GetASFStream or Net Transport that will also let you right
>click to download this stream. They would be easier in this case because they don`t require that
>you make any additional settings and the file will not need to be renamed to play. GetASFStream
>will also automatically index the file for seeking and Net Transport has a Make Index for ASF

Can you not add a context menu item to OE, so that it is possible to right-click download a streaming media file, without the need to set up additional settings or rename the file to get it to play. Also, support the automatic indexing of the file. I don`t know a lot about streaming media formats, and what is possible with each format (eg. indexing etc), which is where you come in with your expertise to decide exactly what features need to be added.

This would allow OE to be used as a quick/easy stream recorder, like these other programs, without the need to create a project. This would make it easier to just download the streams without anything else.

What do you think ?

Oleg Chernavin
06/19/2004 09:17 am
Yes, we are moving in this direction now. However it takes time, so I am not sure when it will be done.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
06/19/2004 09:56 am
> Yes, we are moving in this direction now. However it takes time, so I am not sure when it will be

Glad to hear it. When do you think OE will have this capability ?
Oleg Chernavin
06/19/2004 10:03 am
I don`t know. It may take months, because my priority is stability of Offline Explorer. Also, I am not familiar with streams indexing at all, so I don`t know how much time will it take to implement this feature.

06/20/2004 02:55 am
The newest version of the document that the other recorders used to impliment indexing. Or so they tell me.

The Advanced Systems Format (ASF) Specification v01.20.02 - updated: June 2004.

If you want to create or read ASF structured files, download the ASF Specification.

Oleg Chernavin
06/21/2004 07:00 am
Thank you very much!