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Hands-On Guide to Windows Media by Joe Follansbee

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CHAPTER 8

Delivering Windows Mediato Your Audience

Chapter 7 offered some background about streaming media serving to help you understand some of the basics. This chapter goes into more step-by-step detail about publishing your work via a Windows Media Services. By the end of the chapter, you’ll understand:

•    The difference between HTTP streaming and “true” streaming

•    How to install Windows Media Services

•    More about publishing points

•    How to use Windows Media Services Administrator

•    The basics of testing and Windows Media Load Simulator

HTTP Streaming versus “True” Streaming

This book distinguishes between “true” streaming, which uses specialized streaming protocols, such as Microsoft Media Services (MMS), and a second type, ...

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