You must provide a name and a location for the announcement
file. In addition to creating an announcement file, the wizard can
also create Web pages that make it easier to place a link to the
announcement on a Web server. If you have a Web page to which you
want to add an embedded player, the wizard can also copy the syntax
for embedding a Windows Media Player ActiveX control to the
Clipboard so you can easily paste it into the source code of an
existing Web page.
Announcement file (.asx) name and location. Type the
location in which you want to save the announcement file and the
name you want for the file in the text box or accept the default.
The default setting uses the publishing point name as the file name
and saves the announcement file in the
%systemdrive%\Inetpub\Wwwroot folder. If you are not using
Internet Information Services (IIS) to distribute your announcement
file, you should change the path to a more suitable location.
Create a Web page with an embedded player and a link to the
content. Select this option to create a Web page with an
embedded Windows Media Player ActiveX control. This Web page links
to the publishing point and also enables the user to click a link
to open the content in a stand-alone Player. When a user clicks the
stand-alone Player link on the Web page, Windows Media Player
starts and then connects to the content using the publishing point URL. If the user
simply views the Web page, the content is streamed to the embedded
Windows Media Player and is visible in the browser frame after the
Web page is rendered. The syntax used to embed the Player control
and create the Web page is compatible with most standard browsers.
In the space provided, type the location of your Web server and the
name you want for the Web page or accept the default.
Copy the syntax for embedding a player in a Web page to the
clipboard. Select this option to have the wizard copy the HTML
code used to create a Web page with an embedded Windows Media
Player ActiveX control version 7 or later to the Clipboard of your
operating system. You can then paste the HTML code into whichever
Web development program you are using. The code supplied by the
wizard includes options for scripting, Netscape Navigator support,
and the URL of the publishing point you are announcing.