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About the Windows Media Services SDK

Microsoft® Windows Media® Services is a next-generation platform for streaming digital media. You can use the Windows Media Services SDK to build custom applications on top of this platform. For example, you can use the SDK to:

  • Create a custom user interface to administer Windows Media Services.

  • Programmatically control a Windows Media server.

  • Programmatically configure the properties of system plug-ins included with Windows Media Services.

  • Create your own plug-ins to customize core server functionality.

  • Dynamically create and manage server-side playlists.

The following topics are covered in this section.

Topic

Description

What's New

Discusses the differences between the previous and current versions of the Windows Media Services SDK.

Migrating from the Windows Media Services 4.1 SDK

Discusses how the functionality of the Microsoft ActiveX® controls and APIs found in the Windows Media Services 4.1 SDK are represented in the Windows Media Services 9 Series SDK.

SDK Architecture

Discusses the server object model, playlist object, custom plug-in interfaces, and system plug-in interfaces that make up the Windows Media Services SDK.

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