Laura, I am using Windows 7 x64 RTM... But I have also tried on Windows XP SP3 x86.
I tried downloading again and got approx 56MB of 168MB...
ecn.channel9.msdn.com is a load ballanced address which will return various IPs why would I want to lock in to one address?? the addresses resolved so far are 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206,220.127.116.11,18.104.22.168. Is 219 the only address that
works? If modifying my hosts file is a fix than there must be a problem the infrastructure.
I take that back... there seems to be problems downloading the files.. They stop downloading midway and at any point.. sometimes 1 MB other times 8 MB but I have not successfully downloaded more than about 10MB. Looking at other people's reports it seems
to not be isolated. I noticed another video on edge.technet.com was doing the same recently. So it is not the Dingo after all.
Thanks for getting back Laura, It seems to be working now...
The errors I was having seemed to be related to missing content. The silverlight version was reporting media failure and the downloads (MP4, Zune, WMV etc) were reporting error connecting to content.. (I cannot remember exact message) If is see it in the
future I'll be more precise.
Also I'm in Australia so maybe the Dingo carrier we use here was asleep last night..
Video is not working and neither is the downloads... seems to be happening a lot lately with these websites.. Channel 9 / Channel 10 / Edge.. they seem very buggy. Not a good thing when this creates a bad impression of Microsoft.. time to fix it...
Also i have noticed a lot of spam appearing in the posts!!!!!
It would be nice to have an "Advanced" button for the final encode. Just some simple advanced options for WMV like: Output Resolution, Bitrate, and Dual / Single Pass encoding options. This program comes 95% of the way to fullfilling my requirments for simple
editing tasks and so far I love it!
I belive I have found a reproducible bug when using the *.wtv files that Windows 7 Media Center Produces for recorded TV shows.
The can be imported into WLMM and edited but once you try to Encode the end video. It just pauses on the beginning of the progress bar and the program must be killed via Task Manager! Cancel button does not work. I have tried this on two test systems.
Source of Video (*.wtv file): Windows Media Center running on Windows 7 RC x86.
Test systems for WLMM: Windows 7 x64 RC & Windows 7 RTM x86.
It would be disapointing of WLMM cannot use this file as some people may obtain Home Videos from camcorders this way. The only product that seem to deal with this file format successfully is the old Windows Movie Maker included in Windows Vista. (NOT Windows
Movie Maker 2.6!)