Applying WMP9_Template to UW CSE 142 Videos
In order to watch the videos alongside the automated slideshow, the
Windows Media Video embed a page switching script command for the
JPEG (or Power Point) files. So you'll need Windows with
Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player for viewing the slide
show. Newer versions of Windows Media Player 9, require this "UW TV
- Using TVI Archives with Windows Media Player 9 or Later", or
the updated WMP9_template.zip
template file is mirrored locally here.
The UW CSE 142 video.wmv WMV/WMF files are embedded with time
markers or script commands for changing slide JPEG images or Power
Windows Users: If you have Windows Media Player 9 or
later, apply the updated WMP9_template including my fixes noted
below. You maybe presented with a prompt at the top or bottom
of IE requesting you to allow a script to run. Click OK or
Allow, and the video should play as expected. These video.wmv
WMV files can also be opened within the free "Windows XP's Windows
Media File Encoder". From what I can recall, later Windows
versions appear to omit this program or have renamed the program
while omitting this feature of the program. Clicking the
"Markers" button will reveal the times for switching the JPEG Power
Point slide show. I have also successfully tested the
WMP9_Template patched Lecture Files (including my fixes noted below)
on Windows Professional "7 SP1" and "8.1" using the latest Windows
Media Player 12 and Internet Explorer 11. Also successfully
tested is a VirtualBox installation up-to-date patched 32 bit
Windows XP SP3 installed with a Windows Media Player Version 9,
while omitting any further updated versions of Windows Media Player,
but later versions should likely work.
Linux and Other Operating Systems: There is a utility
called wmclear which will print the embedded ASF script commands,
but wmreader isn't recognizing the ASF metadata of the UW CSE 142
WMV files correctly, and I have added patches to my site for
partially fixing wmreader.
Applying the Update WMP9_Template
The UW Method
1) Unzip both WMP9_Template.zip and the target LectureNum.zip
2) Copy over the WMP9_template/1024x768.html and
Files/movie10x7.html files into your targeted LectureNum folder,
replacing the original Lecture#/ files respectively. Notice
this only fixes the 1024 screen resolution files!
3) The files require two more trivial fixes pertinent to CSE 142
Lecture files; the case of the "files" folder should be "Files" and
the suffix for "video.asf" should be changed to "video.wmv".
See my wmp9_template-FixForCSE142.diff.
Automated Method; using DiffUtils, PatchUtils, and CYGWIN
Prerequisites are CYGWIN with installed diffutils, patchutils, and
unzip. (A Linux Distribution can suffice for CYGWIN.)
1) Move all your CSE 142 Lecture Zip Archive files into their own
folder. (No other folders or files should be present within
2) Open a command shell of CYGWIN and cd (change dir) to the
previous folder containing all your Zip Archive files.
3) Get and execute the multi-unzip-to-folder.sh
script to automatically extract all Zip Archive files into their
associated folder names.
3) Copy my CSE142-Lectures-wmp9-fix-2.patch
into the root folder containing all your Zip Archive files, cd to
the folder you want to patch and issue the command
$ patch -p1 --dry-run < ../CSE142-Lectures-wmp9-fix.patch"
Removing "--dry-run" when you're satisfied it will work. Else,
using "patch -p1 -r < ../CSE142-Lectures-wmp9-fix.patch" to
reverse the application of the patch may or may not work. This
patch also now fixes all resolutions compared to the UW Method only
fixing one resolution, albeit trivial.
4) Can easily script something to recursively patch all the sub
folders. Issue the following command from the root folder of
CSE 142 Lecture Zip Archive files within a CYGWIN shell, after first
using the multi-unzip-to-folder.sh
$ for Folder in $(find ./* -maxdepth 0 -type d); do patch -d $Folder
-p1 --dry-run < CSE142-Lectures-wmp9-fix-2.patch; done
Again, omitting "--dry-run" when you're satisfied the incantation is
After gathering all the information for the past years and
finally sorting and publishing the data, should be quite simple to
implement a patch for patching all screen resolution files.
Hence, create one nice patch to be applied to recurse over all
Lecture Folders, along with the implemented above fixes for CSE 142
files. (Might do this tomorrow or soon.) -- MARKED DONE AS OF
2013.12.16 Eh, albeit a little late! ;-)