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Media Services with Custom Media Foundation Codec RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,

    Does anybody know whether it's possible to stream a video with a custom (self-written) codec in a ASF container? The only information that I found about format support says that ASF would be possible.

    I'm using Windows Server 2008 and the codec is written in Media Foundation . Does Windows Server even support Media Foundation?

    Hope I mentioned all important facts.
    Any responses will be appreciated, thank you.

    Regards,
    Stefan

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:04 AM

Answers

  • WMS is codec agnostic.  More than likely what is happening is something is set incorrectly in the header of the ASF.  I'd suggest using ASF Viewer 9 Series to compare your video with a WM Video encoded file. 

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:16 PM
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  • Dear all

    Allow me to push this again...
    In the meantime, my Server version is 2008 R2. I can successfully stream my own ASF files over Media Services as long as the video codec is WMV or Uncompressed. I created those files with my own ASF Writer in Media Foundation.

    The problem occurs as soon as I use my own video codec in the ASF. Media Player on the client side tells me it doesn't find the codec - But only if I stream over Media Services!

    When I play the self-encoded ASF locally, everything works like a charm!

    Has nobody ever had a similar problem? To me, it looks like the only difference between a working and a non-working ASF is the used codec - can this actually be a problem for Media Services?

    All replies are appreciated. Thank you.
    Regards

    Monday, November 22, 2010 12:08 PM
  • WMS is codec agnostic.  More than likely what is happening is something is set incorrectly in the header of the ASF.  I'd suggest using ASF Viewer 9 Series to compare your video with a WM Video encoded file. 

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:16 PM
    Moderator