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8.4 Implementation Scenarios

This section provides two scenarios that illustrate common functionality that can be implemented with the protocols included in the Media Streaming Services. The protocols involved in these scenarios include the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP): Windows Media Extensions, as specified in [MS-RTSP], and the Session Description Protocol (SDP) Extensions, as specified in [MS-SDP], together with other general networking protocols used in the course of standard TCP communication between the client and server. The functionality illustrated in the scenarios is as follows:

  • A Windows Vista operating system client downloads and plays a video file from a Windows Server 2008 operating system using Windows Media Player.

  • A Windows Vista client downloads and plays a video file from a Windows Server 2003 operating system using Windows Media Player.

The scenarios illustrate streaming video and audio being served from Windows servers configured as streaming media servers.

It should be noted that the following scenarios depict processes that occur over TCP, and thus assume various TCP acknowledgment frames throughout the conversation that are not necessarily depicted in the trace details.

 
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