WMV streaming issues

Nov 19, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Hi, 

When playing a WM live stream, with SMF v2.1, the Play/Pause button does not produce any effect. Has anyone witnessed this behavior or know how to fix it? My project is referencing the the SMF source-code, not binaries, so I can change any code if necessary.

The other issue is that the playback bit-rate is always 0 (zero). How can we get the Playback bit-rate when playing WM live streams, or any other metadata, like codec's etc?

ps: both smooth and wm streams are being loaded using Playlist items and setting the appropriate type.

 

Thanks 

Luis

Coordinator
Feb 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Hi luisfaustino, in regard to the play/pause button. Unfortunately, pause is not supported by the Silverlight MediaElement for streaming sources:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.mediaelement.canpause(v=vs.95).aspx

I've added a feature request to SMF to improve the user experience in this scenario (at a minimum, by disabling the pause button).

DownloadBitrate and PlaybackBitrate are adaptive streaming only features.

Thanks for your feedback!

Tim Greenfield