In the console tree, click the on-demand or broadcast
publishing point from which you want to stream files.
In the details pane, click the Source tab.
In the Content Source area, be sure the Location
path is the same as the location of the Windows Media file you want
If it is not, click Change and type the path
to the content, or click Browse to locate the file.
If you choose, you can move the Windows Media file to
the directory specified in the Location path
If you are streaming from an on-demand publishing point, click
the Properties tab, and click the General category.
Click the Enable access to directory content using wildcards
property, and then click the Enable button.
To provide a shortcut to your content, click the
Announce tab, click the Run Unicast Announcement
Wizard button, and then follow the steps in the Unicast
Announcement Wizard to create an announcement.
The Enable access to directory content using
wildcards property enables you to use wildcard characters in
the URL to the publishing point. For example, a Web page could link
to all the video files in a specified directory by referencing the
URL mms://server_name/publishing_point_name/*.wmv, or to all
the audio files in the directory by using the URL
If you are using a broadcast publishing point,
you can use a wrapper playlist to provide an introduction to the
content. For more information, see About wrapper playlists.
Content streamed by Windows Media Services must
meet the minimum supported content length of the player to ensure
reliable playback. The minimum supported content length for Windows
Media Player 9 Series or later is 5 seconds. The minimum supported
content length for previous versions of Windows Media Player is 30