HTTP 302 (Response.Redirect) to mms:// URL gives error, to http:// is ok.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by David Morgan, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. David Morgan

    David Morgan Guest


    Apologies for the cross-post, but I am not sure where the problem lies.

    We have an ASP based website where we redirect users to MMS Publishing

    So, guy clicks on http:// .asp link, we do a db update, then use
    Response.Redirect to redirect them to a mms:// URL.

    This works fine for me on W2K, XP Home and XP Pro with WMP 10, but I have
    had many reports from visitors saying that they get connection errors and
    access denied messages. I am sure they are using similar configurations to

    Now I am redirecting to http:// (so http streaming), and the problem seems
    to have gone away. This is not ideal as we had intended to use RTSP to
    stream our content.

    Has anyone else experienced problems of this nature?


    David Morgan, Feb 24, 2006
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  2. David Morgan

    raj chahal Guest

    Could be that the firewall is blocking all mms protocols, whereas http will
    use the usual port 80.
    raj chahal, Feb 24, 2006
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  3. Does it work any better if you redirect to an ASX file that contains a
    reference to the mms URL ? You can just create the ASX on the fly on
    your webserver, and send a video/x-ms-asf header.

    I seem to remember there were occasions where the protocol switching
    wasn't handled too well by the browser, i.e you'd send say a text/html
    header by mistake (cause it's a web server) then the browser would end
    up at a mms URL trying to ask it for the rest of the text/html
    contents of course still using the http protocol.
    Does it work better if you use a rtsp protocol anyway ?

    The player since v9 has always rolled over to rtsp from mms anyway, so
    it would save it having to negotiate that rollover.

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Feb 24, 2006
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