Wmv streaming


#1

I have put a file on my streaming folder, and I get an error when I try to open the file:

http://media.cohstats.com/buggobalance1.wmv

Im not sure what I need to do differently. If you need more information to help me, let me know what it is and I will get it

Thanks in advance!


#2

I don’t know a lot about this stuff, but the error message you got is probably a good place to start. When I try to load the video I get (in the “view source” of the blank page that is displayed - FireFox 1.5.0.7):

[quote]RTSP/1.0 400 Bad Request
Server: DSS/5.5 (Build/489.7; Platform/Linux; Release/Darwin; )
Cseq:
Connection: Close[/quote]
Which leads me to a Google search for the RSTP/1.0 error, which returns numerous links. The first link returned is from an Apple developer mailing lilst which discusses the causes for the error - thi might be a good place to start :wink:

–rlparker


#3

Oh my mistake. The URL is wrong, it should be:
rtsp://media.cohstats.com/media.cohstats.com/buggobalance1.wmv

Thanks for the help, I will continue to google and wiki search.


#4

I didn’t realize that the Quicktime Streaming Server could stream WMV files. What makes you think the streaming servers here can handle WMV?

-Scott


#5

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Goodies::Streaming(QuickTime)

The wiki suggests its possible =\


#6

I followed the link to the Darwin Streaming Server, and can still find no reference to its ability to stream WMV files; just MPEG and other open standards formats.

It’d be nice to hear if someone on DreamHost is using the streaming server to stream WMV files.

-Scott


#7

It seems that there is just a bit of confusion here, and I guess it’s somewhat understandable.

From the wiki…

The above two sections are specifically talking about streaming through progressive downloading. It’s a technology that only requires a compatible media player, not a specific streaming server. You can stream via progressive download from ANY web accessible directory.

As you have seen, the Darwin streaming server does not support *.wmv. Here is a link to details about Darwin: http://www.publicsource.apple.com/projects/streaming/StreamingServerHelp/pgs/ss12.html

I did a lot of research about this stuff the other night, because I was hoping to use Darwin as a relay server. I wanted to upload a single stream from winamp on my machine to Darwin, then have a couple live streams for friends, ala SHOUTcast. No luck in my research so far.

http://benconley.net
http://teamshocker.com