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To configure the WMS Multicast Data Writer plug-in

  1. In the console tree, click the broadcast publishing point for which you want to configure the plug-in.
  2. In the details pane, click the Properties tab.
  3. In Category, click Multicast streaming.
  4. In the Windows Media Services snap-in, in Plug-in, click WMS Multicast Data Writer, and then click Properties.


    In Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web, click WMS Multicast Data Writer.

    WMS Multicast Data Writer Properties appears.

  5. On the General tab, in IP address, type the multicast IP address, and then in Port, type the port number from which you want to multicast.
  6. In Time-to-live (TTL), enter the number of routers that your multicast can pass through (also known as the number of "hops") before expiring on the network.
  7. If you want to enable players to automatically switch to a unicast stream if they cannot receive the stream through multicast, select the Enable unicast rollover check box, and then do one of the following:
    To Do this
    Allow the current publishing point to stream content by using the Unicast Data Writer plug-in Click Use this local publishing point.
    Redirect unicast connection requests to an alternate publishing point Click Use other publishing point, and then type the URL of the publishing point.

  8. In the Windows Media Services snap-in, click the Advanced tab to perform the following steps.
  9. Click OK to close the properties sheet.
  10. In the details pane, click Enable.

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