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    I set up Media catcher and it registers the feed and completes the recording as an asf file and all looks okay. As it is downloading I can see the video playing in windows media player and working okay. However when I go to the recorded file and try to play the file in media player all i get is a black screen and quick message saying that it is playing and then it stops. Some downloads work so it cannot be the media catcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken_battye View Post
    I set up Media catcher and it registers the feed and completes the recording as an asf file and all looks okay. As it is downloading I can see the video playing in windows media player and working okay. However when I go to the recorded file and try to play the file in media player all i get is a black screen and quick message saying that it is playing and then it stops. Some downloads work so it cannot be the media catcher?
    You might try one of these 2 things:

    right click on the file while it's in the Media Catcher list and choose "re-index asf file"
    If that doesn't work, you can also try renaming them to .wmv.

    Best Regards,

    Tasha Heinlein
    Applian Technologies, Inc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasha Heinlein View Post
    You might try one of these 2 things:

    right click on the file while it's in the Media Catcher list and choose "re-index asf file"
    If that doesn't work, you can also try renaming them to .wmv.

    Best Regards,

    Tasha Heinlein
    Applian Technologies, Inc.
    Tasha - is there a way to re-index if I closed Media Catcher and lost the file from the Media Catcher list? It was a live stream, so I can't go watch it again :-(

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pw-man View Post
    Tasha - is there a way to re-index if I closed Media Catcher and lost the file from the Media Catcher list? It was a live stream, so I can't go watch it again :-(

    Thanks!
    UGH..no once you have closed Media Catcher there is no way to re-index.

    Best Regards,

    Tasha Heinlein
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    Hello Tasha
    Unfortunately the re-index does not work?? Sometimes the files do actually play and other times not - this is very frustrating!
    Advice?
    Ken

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    This worked for me:

    http://www.jhepple.com/support/reindexwmv.htm

    Download Microsoft Media Encoder 9 (here is the new URL)

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...r/default.mspx

    One of the utilities that comes with it is Windows Media File Editor. Open your .ASF file, then click FILE/REINDEX AND SAVE.

    I get an error saying it failed to save the file, but it still works.

    Dennis
    Last edited by dhevener; 11-02-2008 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Clarity/type

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