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Windows Media Player: How to start playing a video at a particular time offset?

Windows Media Player: How to start playing a video at a particular time offset?

I'm using Windows Media Player 12 (bundled with Windows 7 RC). I'd like to start it and play a portion of a WMV file at a particular time offset - say 3 minutes into the movie.

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Guest [Entry]

"You can use an ASX file. Save the following content to ""myfile.asx"", adjusting the start time, duration and file name according to your needs. Then, open the ASX file in WMP:

<Asx Version = ""3.0"">
<Entry>
<StartTime value = ""00:25:00.000"" />
<Duration value = ""00:15:00.000"" />
<Ref href = ""sample.avi"" />
</Entry>
</Asx>

I don't have Windows 7 here to test it, but it works fine in XP and Vista."
Guest [Entry]

"You can do some things with the command line
But, nothing to do with timing.

There is an SDK and an API, so I'm sure you could write something, but that would possibly be more trouble than it's worth."