about windows media player

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Liab, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Liab

    Liab OSNN Junior Addict

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    ive just download a mpeg file,whenever i play it in the windows media player i cannot fast forward..i drag the forwad bar but still cannot,but when i play other movie file i can let me fast forward,does it really depend on the file?
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    The file might not have markers throughout that allow you to move forward that way. You can open up the file in VirtualDub and rebuild it with markers in place... pretty simple to do and the software is free.

    http://www.virtualdub.org
     
  3. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    Nice software ;)
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    wow, I never knew about that program before. Thats pretty usefull!
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yeah, especially considering that it's free. I've used it countless times.
     
  6. Glass

    Glass sgàthan ìnnleachd

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    VirtualDub/NanDub coupled with TMPGEnc you can take care of all sorts of business.
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    /agrees that it is quite a nice lineup
     
  8. Liab

    Liab OSNN Junior Addict

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    ive already download virtualdub,but when i played the video how come it says that it does not support ASF file format?
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    OK, your video file is in ASF format, which is a low-quality, streaming format. As you've seen, VirtualDub cannot play ASF files, and you aren't able to "fast forward" them either using WMP 9. I am almost certain that you can do so using the old version of WMP (version 6.4), which is also installed on your system (C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe). Try opening the file using that player.
     
  10. Liab

    Liab OSNN Junior Addict

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    it works..thanks!:)
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User