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I recently became aware of .wvx playlist files that allow me to create a playlist for a videos that is broken into multiple files.  Is there any playlist file type that solves the opposite problem (multiple videos in one file)? I am looking for a something like a playlist file that has instructions to "play video file my_video.avi between 1:30:00 and 1:52:00 (ideally this would be a file that windows media player would recognize).

I could accomplish this by copying that section of the video file and placing it in its own file but this would cost time and cpu cycles (to re-encode), and disk space so I would love to be able to create a playable reference to a section of the already existing file.  Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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dave4dl  there i sno automated method here you will need to recode. avi is more difficult
unless you have adobe Encore flash is acceptable
 what I think you are referring to here is kind of like cue points / time stamps.. on an audio tape or video. disc
In other words Action scripts.
Either way you have to re-encode,
 and since you dont want to do this refs to>but this would cost time and cpu cycles (to re-encode), and disk space
but here's some information for you on the topic
Understanding cue points
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ActionScript/3.0_ProgrammingAS3/WS5b3ccc516d4fbf351e63e3d118a9b90204-7d36.html
avi
http://www.alexander-noe.com/video/amg/en_output_options_mkv.html
Defining and embedding cue points  Adobe Encore
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/quickstart/video_encoder.html
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Thank you for your response.  I have never used Adobe Encore to do this (I usually use Adobe Premier) so thanks for pointing that out, I think I will look into that when I have some time to see if it is better in Encore.

I will leave this question open for a little while to see if anyone knows how to do this.  If this isn't possible in windows media player, the next best thing in my mind would be a playlist with "cue points" that works in a different media player (like VLC).
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I decided to do a little googling myself to find the answer and found it on this website: http://superuser.com/questions/12312/windows-media-player-how-to-start-playing-a-video-at-a-particular-time-offset.

The file to use is an .asx file.
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Cool, that looks like what you want then, you asked about .wvx playlist files dave4dl
however if my suggestion helped point you in the right direction that is what counts.
Feel free to accept your own comment as I dont know how to write .asx
cheers and well done
merete
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This solution answered my question
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Thanks for your expertise Merete.  If my question was misleading I apologize.  I mentioned .wvx files but that wasn't what my question was about.  I said:
Is there any playlist file type that solves the opposite problem (multiple videos in one file)? I am looking for a something like a playlist file that has instructions to "play video file my_video.avi between 1:30:00 and 1:52:00 (ideally this would be a file that windows media player would recognize).

Your answer was:
there i sno automated method here you will need to recode
which I found was incorrect.
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