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The STARTTIME element defines a time index from which Windows Media Player will start rendering the stream.

   VALUE = "hh:mm:ss.fract"


VALUE (required)

The time index (in hours, minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second) from which Windows Media Player starts playing a stream defined in the associated element.

Parent/Child Elements

Hierarchy Elements
Parent elements ENTRY, REF
Child elements None


This element defines a time index into the content where Windows Media Player is to start rendering the stream. This element can be used only with stored, on-demand content that has been indexed.


<STARTTIME VALUE="1:30.0" />


Requirement Value
Windows Media Player version 70 or later

See also

Windows Media Metafile Elements Reference

Windows Media Metafile Reference