embeded media player freeze

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by ca_pth, May 16, 2006.

  1. ca_pth

    ca_pth Guest

    We have a serious problem on our website as a broadcasting video files over
    net by embeded object inside wthis Active X:
    <object id="MediaPlayer" width="320" height="<?echo $height;?>"
    standby="Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components..."
    Here is always a chance that files while plaing back are going to freeze,
    I'd say 30% chance when file is 30 minutes long. We have feedback about this
    problem from a lot of people from all over US and abroad.
    What could be a problem ?
    thank you
    ca_pth, May 16, 2006
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  2. Your code above is designed to instantiate the WMP6.4 player version.

    You omitted a typical file URL so it's impossible to say. At a guess,
    it's because WMP6.4 doesn't really play MPEG video very well, but it's
    a wild (informed) guess.

    You should stick to using the WMP7 or later embedding code - really
    the snippet above is deprecated and may well not be supported in
    future editions of the player (WMP7 and later 'emulate' some but not
    all of the WMP6.4 functionality).

    Are you sure your server can deliver long term content download above
    30 minutes duration ? What happens if you use shorter files or a
    different server ?

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], May 16, 2006
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