Use your server to broadcast a
stream published by Windows Media Encoder
This quick start demonstrates how to publish a broadcast from a
computer running Windows Media Encoder through a Windows Media
server, also known as push distribution. This technique is ideal
for broadcasting company meetings or live presentations. For this
task, you must have a separate computer running Windows Media
Encoder that has a sound card or video capture card and the
appropriate input devices. Also, be sure that the person operating
the encoder has administrator rights and privileges for the Windows
Media server and can connect to Windows Media Services.
Prepare Windows Media Services to receive content from the
encoder by doing the following:
In Windows Media Services, in the console tree, click the
server from which you want to stream.
In the details pane, click the Properties tab, and then
in Category, click Control protocol.
Click WMS HTTP Server Control Protocol, and then click
the Enable button. Windows Media Encoder uses the HTTP
control protocol to send the encoded stream to the Windows Media
server. For more information about the HTTP control protocol, see
Using the HTTP
On the computer running Windows Media Encoder, set up a new
encoding session to broadcast a live event.
Configure the encoder to create a new publishing point on your
server by choosing the appropriate broadcast method.
You need to supply the following information to the encoder to
enable it to create a publishing point successfully:
The name of your Windows Media server.
The name of the publishing point from which the content will be
broadcast. The encoder will create this publishing point on your
server if it does not already exist.
The name of an existing publishing point on the Windows Media
server that has the settings that you want to use as a template for
your new publishing point. The encoder administrator must have
write and create permissions for the publishing point to use it as
a template. If there is not an existing publishing point that you
want to duplicate, the encoder will use the default publishing
point configuration. For more information about setting publishing
point permissions, see WMS
Publishing Points ACL Authorization - general properties.
Once Windows Media Encoder creates a broadcast publishing point
on the Windows Media server and begins streaming live content to
it, clients can connect to the broadcast by using the publishing
point URL or an announcement file.
For more information about testing your streaming content, see
Testing a stream.
Windows Media Services does not include a
logging plug-in for encoder push scenarios. You can log encoder
push broadcast data by creating an active script logging plug-in to
use on your Windows Media server. For more information about
creating a custom plug-in, see the Windows Media Services Software
Development Kit (SDK), which can be downloaded from the Windows
Media home page at the Microsoft Web site.
For a detailed description of how to set up
Windows Media Encoder, see Windows Media Encoder Help.