Prerecorded content consists of digital media files. It is important that your digital media files are in the correct format for streaming and playback. You can configure the server running Windows Media Services to stream a single file or multiple files, according to your needs.
You can use a playlist to help you manage the distribution of your prerecorded content by using a single playlist file to point to any number or type of digital media files. After you create your playlists, you can use them to configure your content to stream any way you want.
There are a wide variety of digital media file formats, but not all of them can be streamed by using Windows Media Services. In certain cases, you must first convert your digital media files into a compatible format before they can be streamed.
The following topics will help you plan your prerecorded content and then prepare it for broadcast: