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02-09-2001, 01:37 PM
OK,Snapstream is recording fine,I can access it across my network via http,I can schedule shows,they record fine,however when I try to watch the shows recorded WMP7 gives the error message `player is selecting a runtime that is not valid for this type of file`
I can play the shows recorded via WMP7 across the network directly,but NOT via the snapstream web page interface..any ideas why this is so?
Snapstream Server Machine Wintv-USB P2400
Windows 2000 Prof
Client Machine Windows 2000 Prof 10/100 Network
02-09-2001, 11:35 PM
what's your network setup besides being a 10/100 network? I'm assuming that it is a standard TCP/IP network -- do you have any proxying or tunneling going on? Tell me a little bit more about your network.
From the message, it appears to be a player issue on the viewing client. Is this client able to watch video from, say, windowsmedia.com?
Have you tried to view the PVS recorded shows from another system on the network? Or maybe try doing it the other way around (run PVS on the now-viewer and watch video from the now-PVS machine).
02-10-2001, 06:53 AM
Thanks for the prompt response,I tried your idea of swapping the client and server and yes it plays fine..media player 6.4 on the client machine.My network is a standard TCP/IP network,all 192.168.1.xx internal addresses,no proxy server,dns or dhcp.
In my original post the client was using WMP7
to try to view the stream,yes I can view streaming content no problem either across the Net or locally (*.asf).I also tried WMP 6.4 same thing.The files play fine across the network if I play them from the shows dir on the server just no via the snapstream http watch page..hope you can advise
02-10-2001, 01:20 PM
your initial configuration:
A -- B
A was running PVS
B was a PVS viewer
Then you switched it so that B runs PVS and A is a viewer. Does A successfully view video off of B through PVS?
do this -- from a machine not running PVS, connect to a PVS, right click on the "watch" link and copy shortcut. And then paste that shortcut into a message to this group. This may help understand what the problem is.
02-10-2001, 03:18 PM
A (viewer) can view streams from B (PVS)fine
This is the watch shortcut from A ..
Hope this helps..
I have set up at third PVS machine (call it C )..same problem and error message on machine A when trying to view streams
A = 192.168.1.2:8129
B = 192.168.1.4:8129 WinTV Usb
C = 192.168.1.3:8129 WinTV/FM PCI
It`s a pain cause machine A is my workstation and I wanted to use it as a viewer for the other machines running PVS..
02-12-2001, 10:56 PM
I'm having the same problem. Can't view shows from WMP 7 on a network client. Directly accessing the .asf file over the network works but not through Web server.
02-16-2001, 06:47 AM
Do you have any answers for us yet ?
Even perhaps a hint as to what is causing the problem ?
Seems I am not the only one with this situation..
02-17-2001, 02:49 AM
I'm still trying to understand the whole scenario here... thanks for being patient.
A= running WMP 6.4
B= running WMP 7
C= running WMP 7 (?)
A (viewer) -> B (PVS): SUCCESS
B (viewer) -> A (PVS): FAILS
A (viewer) -> C (PVS): FAILS
Do I have this right? And in each case that it fails, you get this message that 'player is selecting a runtime that is not valid for this type of file', yes? Or are the error messages different?
02-17-2001, 02:56 AM
there are two threads which mention this problem -- one has a reply, the other doesn't. I didn't see much that helped in here, but maybe you'll see something that I didn't. http://discuss.snapstream.com/ubb/smile.gif
02-17-2001, 02:58 AM
http://groups.go ogle.com/groups?q=player+is+selecting+a+runtime+that+is+not +valid+for+this+type+of+file&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&rnum=3&seld=982990365&ic=1&filter=0 (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=player+is+selecting+a+runtime+that+is+not +valid+for+this+type+of+file&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&rnum=3&seld=982990365&ic=1&filter=0)
so in this message he says it is only occuring in windows media player 7 and from what I understand of your description, your results support this theory. perhaps you are using an older version of WMP7? try downloading and installing the latest WMP7 perhaps?
[This message has been edited by rakeshagrawal (edited 02-17-2001).]
02-22-2001, 07:41 AM
hadn't heard back from you -- have you had any success in eliminating the problem?
I had the same problem with WMP7 also but only after installing RealPlayer 8.0 what I did to correct it was go into WMP7 select the tool selection them options. In options select formats and click the select all button and it will start running like it should again. It seems RealPlayer took over some of the file format associations.
07-24-2001, 12:43 PM
This problem happens, as far as I can tell, because the file extension has to be asx to work right...if you download the 'watch' link to your desktop and change the extension to asx, then run it, it'll work fine. This really needs to be fixed.
08-05-2001, 04:58 AM
I have exactly the same problem with PVS version 1.2a. I have server with Win98SE and 2 clients (WMP7.1/Win98 and WMP6.x/Win98). I've recording programs (ATI RADEON) for 2 weeks and watching happily on WMP7.1/WIN98 till today. All of the sudden I got 'Player is selecting a runtime that is not valid for this media file type'. Spent 8 hours trying to fix it:
1. Uninstalled/installed Windows Media Player 7.1 on the workstation
2. Installed PVS on the server (but not uninstalled)
3. Tried accessing asx file instead of asf: http://192.168.247.6:8129/cgi.asx?StoreID=d6dc8626-80da-11d5-8c90-00008f48fd52&showid=SnapStre-0-08-05-2001.asx&dummy=abc
No result ... Please help.
03-11-2002, 12:42 PM
I had this problem for a while. I switched the streaming server option to for "Force TCP streaming" to force and it fixed the problem
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