By embedding a Windows Media Player ActiveX control in your Web page, you provide your users with a professional-looking and easy to use alternative to stand-alone players. The embedded Player is an integral part of the Web page, and it begins playing the content immediately after the page opens. An embedded Player can be used to play back both unicast and multicast streams.
In the Windows Media Services snap-in, you can use the Unicast Announcement Wizard and the Multicast Announcement Wizard to create basic, preconfigured, Web pages with embedded Player controls which you can then modify to suit your needs and your Web site. Alternatively, you can also select an option in the announcement wizards to copy the HTML commands for embedding a Windows Media Player ActiveX control to Notepad so that you can insert these commands as part of your Web site source code.