Specify what type of audio and video content you are going to
stream from your publishing point. You have the following content
type options available when creating a new publishing point using
the Add Publishing Point Wizard:
Encoder (a live stream). Select this option to have your
server connect to an encoding computer and broadcast the stream
created by the encoder. This content is commonly called a live
stream because it is not a Windows Media file. However, the
content that the encoder is creating can originate from a
videotape, a DVD, an .avi file, or a live source such as a camera
Playlist (a mix of files and/or live streams that you can
combine into a continuous stream). Select this option to use
your publishing point to stream a sequence of content that has been
specified in a playlist.
One file (useful for a broadcast of an archived file).
Select this option to use the publishing point to stream a single
file. Windows Media Services can stream files with the following
file name extensions by default: .wma, .wmv, .asf, .wsx, and
Files (digital media or playlists) in a directory (useful
for providing access for on-demand playback through a single
publishing point). Select this option to enable your publishing
point to stream multiple pieces of content. All of the files in the
specified folder will be accessible to clients.
You can request a single file by including the file name in the
URL, or you can stream all of the files in the directory in a
You can later change the content that is being
streamed from an existing publishing point on the Source tab
of the publishing point.