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Choosing delivery options for broadcast publishing points

Specify whether you want to deliver content as a unicast or a multicast stream.

Select your delivery method from the following options.

Item Description
Unicast Select this option if you want each client to connect to the server and have a unique stream. This option enables you to stream multiple-bit-rate content and use the Fast Streaming features of Windows Media Services. It also allows you to use a wrapper playlist with your publishing point to stream supplementary content.
Multicast Select this option if you want many clients to be able to connect to the same stream. Your network must be fully multicast-enabled.
Enable unicast rollover Select this check box if you are streaming content over a network with a mixture of routers and switches, some of which are not multicast-enabled, but you still want to conserve the available network bandwidth when possible.

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