In Content type and location, enter the path to the
content of the publishing point. The following are examples of
paths you can enter:
For a playlist: C:\Directory\Playlist.wsx
For a file: C:\Directory\File_name.wmv
For a directory: C:\Directory\*
For an encoder: http://encoder:port
For a publishing point on a remote computer:
Click OK to add the publishing point to your
After you add the publishing point, you can set
limits, control access to content, and set up logging for it.
If you chose to publish content from a
directory, you can stream the content of the entire directory in
sequence to users by enabling the Enable access to directory
content using wildcards property on the Properties tab
of the publishing point.
If you add a broadcast publishing point, and you
want to deliver content as a multicast stream, you must also
configure and enable a multicast data writer plug-in.
When you are using a multicast stream as a
content source, the location of the content is the address of the
multicast information file (the file with the .nsc file name
extension). Windows Media Services can access an .nsc file that is
stored on a local or network shared drive. Windows Media Services
cannot use a URL address to access an .nsc file.
When naming a publishing point, you should avoid
using names that are identical to those of directories or
subdirectories on the Windows Media server. A publishing point with
the same name as a directory may interfere with another publishing
point that sources from that directory.
Multicast streaming and the WMS Multicast Data
Writer plug-in are available only if Windows Media Services 9
Series is running on the following editions of the operating
system: Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition and Windows Server
2003, Datacenter Edition. If you are running Windows Server 2003,
Standard Edition, these features are not supported.