On the Action menu, click Add Publishing Point
Complete the steps in the wizard, making sure to select the
On the Content Type page, do one of the following: If
you want to create a radio station by using preexisting digital
media files, click Playlist; or, if you want to broadcast a
live radio program by using Windows Media Services, click
On the Publishing Point Type page, click Broadcast
If you are using a playlist, on the Content Playback
page, select the Loop check box to have the playlist play
continuously and the Shuffle check box to have the content
play in random order. You must have more than one entry in your
playlist to use the shuffle and loop features.
For unicast broadcasts, on the Completing the Add Publishing
Point Wizard page, you can select the following options:
Start publishing point when wizard finishes. Select this
check box to start broadcasting the content from your publishing
point immediately after the wizard finishes. If you need to
configure the publishing point or the encoder, you should clear
this check box.
Start archiving when publishing point starts. Select
this 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. If you are streaming digital media files instead
of an encoder stream, you do not need to create an archive
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 radio station 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 content being
streamed from your radio station. This option is useful for
providing station identification, advertisements, or legal notices.
You can also specify content to be played at the end of your radio
station content, 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
The Add Publishing Point Wizard only supports
the creation of simple playlists that contain digital media files
and advertisements. If you want to include other elements in your
playlist, you can create the playlist before running the Add
Publishing Point Wizard. For more information about the playlist
elements available for use with Windows Media Services, see
If you are using multicast delivery with your
radio station, 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.