Start the encoding software and create a new broadcast session.
Begin encoding the session and note the connection URL for the
In the Windows Media Services console tree, click Publishing
On the Action menu, click Add Publishing Point
Complete the steps in the wizard, making sure to select the
On the Content Type page, click Encoder.
On the Delivery Options for Broadcast Publishing Points
page, if you want to stream the presentation using multicast,
select the Multicast check box. If you want to stream the
presentation using unicast, select the Unicast check
For unicast broadcasts, on the Completing the Add Publishing
Point Wizard page, you can select the Start archiving when
publishing point starts check box to begin recording your
broadcast to an archive file when the publishing point is
activated. This option is useful if you want to broadcast a live
program from an encoder because it creates a digital media file of
the broadcast that you can rebroadcast later.
Also on the Completing the Add Publishing Point Wizard
page, you can start other wizards to help you create announcements
Create an .asx or .htm file. Click this option if you
want to provide users with an announcement file that they can use
to receive your live broadcast. The Unicast Announcement Wizard or
the Multicast Announcement Wizard will start.
Create a .wsx file. Click this option if you want to
play certain content to users before they receive the live
broadcast. This option is useful for providing speaker
identification, introductory comments, or legal notices. You can
also specify content to be played at the end of your live
broadcast, but users will not receive that content if they close
their players before the end of the broadcast. The Create Wrapper
Wizard will start.
Create both a .wsx file then .asx file. Click this
option if you want to use the wizards to create both a wrapper
playlist and an announcement.
This procedure only applies to the Windows Media
If you are using multicast delivery with your
live presentation, you must run the Multicast Announcement Wizard
for players to connect to your stream. A URL connection is not
available for multicast delivery. In addition, wrapper playlists
cannot be used with multicast delivery.
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.