Microsoft Windows Media Resource Kit

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The definitive reference for planning and deploying Windows Media technologies on the Microsoft Windows® .NET Server family—straight from the source. This official Microsoft RESOURCE KIT provides in-depth technical guidance plus must-have tools for IT professionals who need to implement streaming media solutions for corporate communications, training and education, e-commerce, commercial broadcast, and other uses. The book provides a detailed deployment road map that covers all related Windows Media components, ...

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Overview

The definitive reference for planning and deploying Windows Media technologies on the Microsoft Windows® .NET Server family—straight from the source. This official Microsoft RESOURCE KIT provides in-depth technical guidance plus must-have tools for IT professionals who need to implement streaming media solutions for corporate communications, training and education, e-commerce, commercial broadcast, and other uses. The book provides a detailed deployment road map that covers all related Windows Media components, including Windows Media Encoder, Windows Media Services, Windows Media Player, and Microsoft Producer, as well as cache/proxy servers, routers, and other third-party networking software and hardware. In addition to providing expert installation advice, the authors—members of Microsoft’s Windows Media team—share their insights on how to build custom streaming solutions using samples from the Windows Media software development kit (SDK). They’ve also packed the RESOURCE KIT CD-ROM with essential tools, including Windows Media products such as the encoder and a load simulator; test content including audio and video files; SDK code samples; and scenario-based topologies, plans, and checklists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735618077
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 2/26/2003
  • Series: Resource Kit Series
  • Edition description: CD-ROM Included
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Developed by senior editors and content managers at Microsoft Corporation.

Tricia began her career as a newspaper reporter before moving into technical communication. Over the past 18 years, she has written about a range of topics including hydroelectric power plants, pet food drives, passenger jets, public school programs, and computer software. While at Microsoft, Tricia has written online Help for Microsoft Site Server and Windows Media Encoder, assisted with the user interface design of Microsoft Commerce Serer, and written numerous Web articles and white papers about Windows Media Technologies.

Bill has been creating content for more than 35 years. He started out in radio as a disc jockey, then gained broad experience in many fields, including television, music, audio production, film, corporate communications, and software. During his career, he has worked as a scriptwriter, composer, producer, director, video editor, sound designer, and creative director. Bill was a developmental editor and co-author of the book Inside Windows Media (Que, 1999), and was most recently co-author of the Windows Movie Maker Handbook (Microsoft Press, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Pt. I Getting Started with Streaming Media
1 Understanding Streaming Media Concepts 3
2 Capturing and Encoding Content with Windows Media Encoder 19
3 Distributing Content with Windows Media Services 51
4 Playing Content with Windows Media Player 75
Pt. II Small-scale Internet Streaming
5 Envisioning the Streaming Media Site 91
6 Planning the Streaming Media Site 99
7 Developing the Streaming Media Site 107
8 Testing the Site Implementation 137
Pt. III Internet Digital Media Business
9 Envisioning and Planning 153
10 Movie Trailers 167
11 Movie Info Channels 199
12 Live Events Channel 215
13 Movie Rentals 233
Pt. IV Enterprise Intranet Streaming Media
14 Adding Streaming Media to Enterprise Networks 249
15 Phase I: Content Creation 273
16 Phase I: Media Guide Portal 297
17 Phase I: Server Deployment 317
18 Phase II: Live Production 363
19 Phase II: Microsoft Producer Mini-studio 385
20 Phase II: Remote Server Deployment 403
21 Phase III: Producing a Training Series 427
22 Phase III: Multicast-enabled Network 443
23 Phase III: Usage Reports and Feedback 463
Pt. V Appendixes
A SMIL Reference 475
B Windows Media Performance Counters 485
C Log Fields 489
D Windows Media Metafile Elements 499
Glossary 501
Index 515
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