Local ISMV file playback

Aug 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM
Edited Aug 20, 2010 at 10:48 PM


Can anyone tell me if SMF 2.1 is capable of playing .ismv file which is stored locally (not on a server)? I know that WMP plays it w/o problems.


I've also found that you've added TakeOffline function (Which is awesome, thank you for that!!).

I've tried to play with it and build player which you had in your Test project with "Take Offline" and "Load Playlist" buttons. I've noticed that only non SS files are taken offline and files beeing streamed (SS) give an error when "Load Playlist" is clicked (if such file is in a playlist, playlist items are not stored in IsoStore). Here is an image where you see an error when I try to load playlist:


Do "Take Offline" work only for "ProgressivDownload" files, or is it something I'm doing wrong?

Thank you.


P.S. Thank you for the 2.1 version and all the new features and bug fixes. (bow)

Aug 24, 2010 at 7:57 AM

it can't you need iis7 to handle the chunks requests .
But windows media player 12 (on windows 7) plays them.

Aug 24, 2010 at 10:09 AM
Edited Aug 24, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Hello shrik,

The reason I've asked is because players available in Expression Encoder 4 support "Take Offline" feature (as well as SMF does now) and you can "Take Offline" all chunks and play them locally in OOB mode event if you have no internet connection.


There are some issues I have noticed in SMF 2.1 when updated the player from 2.0 to 2.1

1. Heuristics does not reset when media changes. Also, graphs are not drawn (http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/8265/graphs.png, http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/4561/graphs2.png).

2. I guess Take Offline suppot is not fully finished yet, but, still, it throws an error when trying to work with SmoothStreaming chunks (http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2103/ismverror.png).

Thank you very much.

Oct 12, 2010 at 2:39 AM

Hi, any news on the ability to play a local .ISMV media file? (without using Take Offline functionality) Can it be done? If not, then why not and is it difficult to implement support for this?

As for Take Offline, does anyone have a functional app which demonstrates how to use Take Offline with SMF and smooth streaming files?



Oct 18, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Bump. Help!



Dec 21, 2010 at 9:47 AM

SMF 2.1 "TakeOffline" method works on ProgressiveDownload type streams only. For SmoothStreaming deliverymethod it simply does nothing.

Sep 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM

See below:


and maybe also