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    Streaming video with playlists

    Hi guys,

    I would apprecriate your wisdom on how to stream wmv files on my site using a similar technique that I seen here:

    http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3live.html

    First off is there any particular software needed to do this? Also does it require much coding? Any info yous can provide me with would be great.

    Cheers.

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    No real software, though Flash would make it a lot easier. What kind of playlist do you have in mind? One where a user selects a file, or one that runs and automatically runs videos in a selected or random order?
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    Plays the videos in order of the playlist,user can't select which ones to play.
    I tried using Wimpy which is a flash player for videos which has playlists but I just wasn't happy with the software.
    How would I setup a playlist for windows media files?

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    (I believe) you open notepad (or equivellent), type in something like this:


    <ASX version="3.0">
    <ENTRY><REF href="http://www.mydomain.com/File1.wmv" /></ENTRY>
    <ENTRY><REF href="http://www.mydomain.com/File2.wmv" /></ENTRY>
    <ENTRY><REF href="http://www.mydomain.com/File3.wmv" /></ENTRY>
    </ASX>


    Then save it as myplaylist.wvx (or whatever filename you want w/ extension .wvx). Then in the object or embed tags under src="?" make the ? the entire URL of your .wvx file.

    I've never made a wmv type playlist so this is a bit theorhetical. Hope it works!

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    Thanks very much for the help mate,i'll give it a go

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    I just tried it and it works perfectly! Cheers again!

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    hey gorky,

    how can one go about making this list random (on every visit)?

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