WMV streams on IE but downloads on Firefox.

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I have a WMV file ready for download. When opneing through IE, the file
streams correctly - just a few seconds of buffering and here we go.

When opening the same file in Firefox, the whole file is downloaded to
the harddisk and then plays.

Can I make the file stream in Firefox as well?


Re: WMV streams on IE but downloads on Firefox.

Andreas Müller wrote:
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AFAIK there's nothing you can do at your end, short of using a proper
streaming server instead of a file download. The normal behaviour is
for the browser to download the complete file, then execute it with
the associated application. The Firefox user can change that using
e.g. the DownloadWith extension.

Note: I'm not an expert, so please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Re: WMV streams on IE but downloads on Firefox.

Instead of a link to the WMV file, put a link to a playlist file on
your page.
Just make sure the playlist format is some that is recognized by a lot
of multimedia applications.

Also you should think about putting your video files in some more
standard format than MS's proprietary WMV. At least if you want to get
wider audience.

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