Another method of providing content to users is as a
subscription service. In this scenario, a user pays a fee to play
back content a certain number of times and to receive licenses for
a variety of content each billing period. When implementing this
scenario, consider the following:
Determine the method for licensing your content. For more
information about the methods for streaming protected Windows
Media-based content, see the Windows Media Rights Manager Software
Development Kit (SDK).
Use the Windows Media Services snap-in to create on-demand
publishing points on your server to distribute subscription
Enable the authentication and authorization plug-ins that you
want to use to control access to your content. You may also want to
enable a logging plug-in to record the activity on the publishing
point. Using data collected in the log files, you can create
reports to verify that your system is performing as expected.
Let your users know that content is available. You can create a
link on your existing Web site that users can use to connect to
your publishing point and access your content. You can also create
a default Web page with a link to your content and then customize
the page to meet your needs.