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To test a stream pulled from an encoder

  1. After the encoder has started an encoding session, obtain the connection URL of the encoder. The URL uses the following syntax: connection_protocol://computer_name:port (for example, http://encoder1:8080). This is the URL that you will use to connect the Windows Media server to the encoder.
  2. Start Windows Media Player on the computer running Windows Media Services, and then enter the URL that you noted in the previous step.
  3. Check that the encoded content is reproduced accurately in the Player. Poor reproduction quality could indicate network problems or an improper encoder setting.

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