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Changing source files in streaming video

By carl.fuss ·
I have set up a publishing point in WMS 2003 and wish to
change the source file at a specific time each day, This is a live
broadcast of a source file. Can I do this just by renaming the file
without stopping and restarting the publishing point. The play
list is set to loop after the first broadcast. Can this be


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by Bork Blatt In reply to Changing source files in ...

I Recommend some R & D on this one.

Sorry - I don't have the answer as is for you, but I'd recommend finding an unused or non-critical server, installing a trial version of WMS on it, and experimenting.
This way you won't disrupt your live feeds, and you can test WMS to its limits.

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by CG IT In reply to Changing source files in ...

Windows Media Services has a very good built in help [the WMS on W2K server does] that explains unicast and multi-cast broadcasts and publishing content using access points. I've messed with WMS on W2K server but haven't messed with WMS on W2003 server so I don't really know what changes MS made between the two. I know on W2K if your publishing content to a publishig point and that content is for On-Demand, then you have to create URLs for users who then open the URLs in Windows Media Player to see content published.

Thats the extent of my messing around with Windows Media Services. I've used the Windows Media Services SDK encoder to create content and used WMS to publish it as On-Demand, but I've never done live unicasts.

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