Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1429 new defect

cannot read starttime of asx-format

Reported by: siretart@… Owned by: reimar
Priority: normal Component: core
Version: HEAD Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc: cosoleto@…, david@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Reproduced by developer: Analyzed by developer:


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mplayer can read asx file with the following parameter:

mplayer -playlist 2009-03-19.asx

2009-03-19.asx contains:

<ASX version = "3.0">

<TITLE>ZIB 2 | 2009-03-19</TITLE>

<REF href="mms://" />
<STARTTIME value="00:11:48.28" />



mplayer cannot interpret the starttime-tag and starts the url at the

this is especially annoying because mplayer is the base for
mozilla-mplayer (mplayer-plugin).

example: is the most importent news-brodcast in austria.

choose a day, that works. but you cannot jump to a certain offset of a
(attention brodcasts are only available for one week!)

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by david@…

  • Cc david@… added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by david@…

some more research - the problem might be the wmv9-format:

mplayer -ss 360 mms://


Opening video decoder: [dmo] DMO video codecs
DMO dll supports VO Optimizations 0 1
DMO dll might use previous sample when requested
Decoder supports the following formats: YV12 YUY2 UYVY YVYU RGB8 RGB555 RGB565 RGB24 RGB32
Decoder is capable of YUV output (flags 0x1b)
VDec: vo config request - 424 x 240 (preferred colorspace: Packed YUY2)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 424x240 => 428x240 Planar YV12
Selected video codec: [wmv9dmo] vfm: dmo (Windows Media Video 9 DMO)
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 48.0 kbit/3.40% (ratio: 6003->176400)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm: ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (FFmpeg))
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Starting playback...
Cannot seek in this file.

mplayer cannot use the offset in this format. vlc can.
it would be very nice if mplayer could as well.


comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by compn

there are some patches for improved mms support in mplayer here:

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by cosoleto@…

  • Cc cosoleto@… added
  • op_sys changed from Linux to All
  • rep_platform changed from Other to All
  • Summary changed from cannot read starttime of axs-format to cannot read starttime of asx-format

The problem is either in ASX parser and MMS code that don't support seek at this moment. It's a bagatelle adding support for that, though.

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