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This element contains text that represents a description of the associated ASX or ENTRY element.

  text string


Hierarchy Allowed element

Parent elements


Child elements


Use the GetMediaInfoString method to retrieve the value of the ABSTRACT element for a show or clip.

The ABSTRACT is referred to as the description of a show or clip when using the GetMediaInfoString method.

Only the first ABSTRACT element within the scope of another element is used when an Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) file is processed. Subsequent ABSTRACT elements in that scope are ignored.

    <TITLE>The Title of the Show<TITLE>
        Brief description of the show. 

    <REF HREF="YourMediaFilename.asf" />
    <TITLE>The Title of the Track</TITLE>
        Brief description of the track.


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