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Windows media embed format not supported

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Core
Plug-ins
RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Patrik Lindahl, Assigned: Peter Lubczynski)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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(Not tracked)

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(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507

It seems impossible to play a media file from the local computer with windows
media. I get an error saying that the format is not supported.
But if I try the same code on a webserver it works. This is however not the case
if I run the code in MSIE. Both on my local computer and at an webserver.

	            <embed type="application/x-mplayer2"  
	            PLUGINSPAGE="http://microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/download/" 
	            id="MediaPlayer" 
	            name="MediaPlayer" 
	            width="320" 
	            height="285" 
	            src="test.wmv" 
	            AutoStart="1" 
	            PlayCount="1" 
	            ShowControls="1" 
	            ShowDisplay="0" 
	            ShowGotoBar="0" 
	            ShowPositionControls="1" 
	            ShowStatusBar="0" 
	            ></embed>


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a html file with a standard <embed> code on it.
2. Try to load it from the local filesystem... It won't work.
3. Try to load the same code and media file from a webserver... Works.

Comment 1

15 years ago
What happens when you type about:plugins? If there is no plugin assigned to
handle the "application/x-mplayer2" type then obviously it won't work. You may
need to reinstall WMP to ensure that the plugin is there.

Reassigning to plugins
Assignee: adamlock → peterlubczynski
Component: Embedding: APIs → Plug-ins
QA Contact: carosendahl → bmartin
(Reporter)

Comment 2

15 years ago
about:plugins give me (among other things) this:

Microsoft® DRM

    File name: npdrmv2.dll
    DRM Netscape Network Object

MIME Type               Description                 Suffixes    Enabled
application/x-drm-v2    Network Interface Plugin    nip         Yes


Microsoft® DRM

    File name: npwmsdrm.dll
    DRM Store Netscape Plugin

MIME Type               Description                 Suffixes    Enabled
application/x-drm 	Network Interface Plugin    nip         Yes


Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library

    File name: npdsplay.dll
    Npdsplay dll

MIME Type               Description                 Suffixes    Enabled
application/asx         Media Files                 *           Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin   Media Files                 *           Yes
application/x-mplayer2  Media Files                 *           Yes
video/x-ms-asf          Media Files                 asf,asx,*   Yes
video/x-ms-wm           Media Files                 wm,*        Yes
audio/x-ms-wma          Media Files                 wma,*       Yes
audio/x-ms-wax          Media Files                 wax,*       Yes
video/x-ms-wmv          Media Files                 wmv,*       Yes
video/x-ms-wvx          Media Files                 wvx,*       Yes
(Assignee)

Comment 3

15 years ago
Created attachment 124462 [details]
media file

Here's a media testcase to try downloading locally and loading. It WFM.

Reporter: please try an updated build. If the problem persists, please attach
at log by setting these environment variables:
NSPR_LOG_MODULES=Plugin:8,PluginNPP:8,PluginNPN:8
NSPR_LOG_FILE=c:\log.txt
(Reporter)

Comment 4

15 years ago
Ok, I have tried the upgrade and logging thing...

Current mozilla version: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030529

Here is the video player HTML code, The first is the video file that should be
played on that page, and the other is your test mpeg file: 

	      <!--Begin videocode -->
	        <object id="MediaPlayer" 
	                width="320"
	                height="285"
	                classid="CLSID:22D6f312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95" 
	               
codebase="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=5,1,52,701"

	                standby="Loading player..." 
	                type="application/x-oleobject">
	            <param name="Filename" value="prolog.wmv">
	            <param name="ShowControls" value="True">
	            <param name="AutoRewind" value="True">
	            <param name="AutoStart" value="True">
	            <param name="AnimationAtStart" value="True">
	            <embed type="application/x-mplayer2"  
	            PLUGINSPAGE="http://microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/download/" 
	            id="MediaPlayer" 
	            name="MediaPlayer" 
	            width="320" 
	            height="285" 
	            src="prolog.wmv" 
	            AutoStart="1" 
	            PlayCount="1" 
	            ShowControls="1" 
	            ShowDisplay="0" 
	            ShowGotoBar="0" 
	            ShowPositionControls="1" 
	            ShowStatusBar="0" 
	            ></embed>
	          </object> 
	            <embed type="application/x-mplayer2"  
	            PLUGINSPAGE="http://microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/en/download/" 
	            id="MediaPlayer" 
	            name="MediaPlayer" 
	            width="320" 
	            height="285" 
	            src="test.mpeg" 
	            AutoStart="1" 
	            PlayCount="1" 
	            ShowControls="1" 
	            ShowDisplay="0" 
	            ShowGotoBar="0" 
	            ShowPositionControls="1" 
	            ShowStatusBar="0" 
	            ></embed>
	      <!--End videocode -->

Attached files:
local_file_play_log.txt - Log while trying to load from local drive.
webserver_file_play_log.txt - Log while trying to load from a webbserver.
wmp_error_swe.png - Screenshot from the error message (in swedish, se
translation below)

Error message translation:
Can't play the file. Format not supported. (Error=80040265)
(Reporter)

Comment 5

15 years ago
Created attachment 124542 [details]
Log files and a screenshot

local_file_play_log.txt - Log while trying to load from local drive.
webserver_file_play_log.txt - Log while trying to load from a webbserver.
wmp_error_swe.png - Screenshot from the error message

Comment 6

14 years ago
I have similar problem when I try to access webcasts on www.sap.com. Their web
page shows in the video frame: embed type="solication/x-mplayer2". However, no
such plug-in is registered, therefore Mozilla offers me to get the plug-in from
Microsoft Windows official web page. But if I open the same web page
(www.sap.com) from IE, it works. The plug-in is registered on my computer as
"application/x-mplayer2". IE is able to manage this confusion, but Mozilla is
not. I need to save the frame, open it in notepad, change the value to: embed
type="application/x-mplayer2" and then I can watch it with Mozilla.

I attached a part of the frame source:

value="mms://wwwmedia.sap.com/replay/community/2004_05_sapphire_us/2004_05_SAPPHIRE_US_NET003_175k.wmv">

              <param name="AnimationatStart" value="false"> 
              <param name="AutoSize" value="false"> 
              <param name="AutoStart" value="true"> 
              <param name="DisplaySize" value="0"> 
              <param name="PlayCount" value="0"> 
              <param name="ShowControls" value="true"> 
              <param name="ShowPositionControls" value="1"> 
              <param name="ShowDisplay" value="0"> 
              <param name="ShowGotoBar" value="0"> 
              <param name="ShowStatusBar" value="0"> 
              <param name="ShowTracker" value="1"> 
              <param name="TransparentatStart" value="true"> 
              <embed type="solication/x-mplayer2"
pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/" 

Updated

13 years ago
Summary: Windows media emed format not supported → Windows media embed format not supported

Updated

13 years ago
Attachment #124542 - Attachment mime type: application/octet-stream → application/zip
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