#222 MPC 6.4.8.0: ASF redirection files

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2004-03-17
2004-03-17
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When requesting a ASF stream from a http server
sometimes they return the ASF content type and a
single line with the URL to the mms stream.

If this response is saved to a file on the hard drive it
looks like a normal (but very small) ASF file, again with
just a single line containing the URL to the mms stream.
When the WM ASF reader is enabled MPC can't read
these kinds of files. If the old Netshow ASF reader is
used MPC can read these kind of files just fine.

The reason is probably because the WM ASF reader
can't open the mms stream which is linked inside
the 'asf' file. In these cases the Netshow ASF reader
should always be used to open the 'asf' file.

Perhaps you could add a check to see if the file starts
with 'http://' or 'mms://' and use the Netshow ASF
reader in those cases even if the 'WM ASF Reader' is set
as the preferred ASF reader.

See:
http://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?
msg_id=2475283

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