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Open a .ASX url

Topics: Windows 8 Xaml
Nov 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I'm trying to open an online stream which ends with .asx . The player cannot play it directly.

I Googled and it seems that .asx files are play lists. In my case it only contains 1 item. How can I handle this?


Nov 21, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Assuming the playlist contains videos that can be played by Windows 8, I'd recommend downloading the file in your app and parsing it. Then just pass along the actual video urls to the player framework (either by setting the source if there's just one video or by populating the playlist if there are more). I've done this before with MRSS files and it works well.