The correct answer is the latter. We save the start and endtime and then we tell the streaming video where to start and how long to play. Really a testament to how cool the streaming technology is.
Yes, in V2 you will be able to add comments to your clips.
The record mechanism is not recording video and saving a file. It is recording time points (start and end times) and storing those values. To view the clip, we set the inline player's url to our ASX auto-generator page, which builds ASX content that incorporates
your clip title, start time and duration (end time - start time), and location of the original streaming file (located on the MS streaming sever cluster). MMS is such a great technology. You tell the media streamer where to start and and how long to last and,
bingo, you got a streaming clip. Super fast seek. I'm proud of our streaming technologies group. Great work!
This is just changed my world, wonderfull technology. An so simple idea, but a powerhouse when it is working.
Is anything like this possible with other formats like realmedia or is windows media the only format that allows this to be build simple? And with simple I mean just using the technology availible and not building a compete house around realmedia to let the
format support the seek in the stream.
I love the streaming technologies group!