#11 Major bugs. Non-playable WMV files result.

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nobody
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2005-10-10
2005-10-10
Philip
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The product has major bugs. If you open this media stream:

mms://wm.bbc.net.uk/news/media/news_web/video/40566000/bb/40566639_bb_16x9.wmv

...the ASFRecorder interface will eventually show 100%
on the progress bar and status bar, but the recorder
never terminates and closes the resulting WMV file. If
you trying clicking the "
X" (cancel) button on the interface, you will get a
"Attempting to cancel" status message but will never
cancel. In other words, this product never can cleanly
finish a download or cancel operation.

If instead you use the console method, and record only
1 minute of the above 17 minute stream via:

C:\Program Files\ASFRecorder>asfrecorder -m 1
mms://wm.bbc.net.uk/news/media/news_web/video/40566000/bb/40566639_bb_16x9.wmv

...the resulting WMV file is indeed closed, and the
ASFRecorder interface does report a completed download.
However, the resulting WMV file is worthless. It
cannot be opened by Winamp, Windows Media Player, or
even by ASFRecorder itself.

So in conclusion, this product has major glitches/bugs,
not to mention it produces useless WMV files.

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