JSI Tip 6409. Advanced query strings for Windows Media Player.

Jerold Schulman

March 4, 2003

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Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 315959 contains the following summary:

There are certain switches that you can use with WindowsMedia Player to assist you in troubleshooting issues. These switches are addedin the form of a query string to the end of a requested URL.

WMThinning: Enables or disables Windows Media Player to automatically thin if network conditions dictate.Values: 0 (Disable) or 1 (Enable)

WMBitrate: Sets the maximum connection speed (BPS) that Windows Media Player can use.Values: Positive DWORD value

WMContentBitrate: Explicitly sets the bit rate of the content to be received (BPS).Values: Positive DWORD value

WMReconnect: Sets the number of times that Windows Media Player will try to automatically reconnect to content.Values: Positive integer

WMCache: Enables or disables Windows Media Player client caching and progressive streaming.Values: 0 (Disable) or 1 (Enable)

WMFecSpan: Sets the Forward Error Correction (FEC) span.Values: Positive DWORD value

WMFecPktsPerSpan: Sets the number of packets in a FEC span.Values: Positive DWORD value

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