Prepare a server for a Live Smooth Streaming broadcast

Prepare a server for a Live Smooth Streaming broadcast

Expression Studio 4.0

For a user to successfully view your live streaming broadcast from a remote location, you have to make sure that you are streaming to a particular publishing point and that, on the client side, the HTML file that accompanies the IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit is correctly modified so that it can receive the streaming content from the Smooth Streaming Server. Also, if you are streaming a broadcast that includes captions as DXFP files, you must configure the MIME types on the server to allow DXFP files to be downloaded.

For more detailed information about Live Smooth Streaming, see the IIS Home page Ff723881.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

To prepare the playback of a Live Smooth Streaming broadcast

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight on the client computer.

  2. On a server running IIS, download and install the IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit Ff723881.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png. This kit contains the files that the client will need for the live broadcast, but the kit must reside on the server.

  3. On the server running IIS, create a publishing point for the Live Smooth Streaming broadcast using the Live Smooth Streaming Publishing Points feature in the IIS Manager user interface. For information about how to do this, see the IIS Help. If a publishing point already exists, note it.

  4. Locate the Default.html file that is part of the IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit that you downloaded. The Default.html file will be in the folder that you designated as the download destination.

  5. In a text editor, such as Notepad, open Default.html.

  6. In the text editor, locate the mediaSource attribute value. It should read as follows:

    mediaSource="<<Enter your URL here>>"

  7. Replace the text <<Enter your URL here>> with the publishing point you obtained in step 3. For example, the new mediaSource attribute would look like this:

    mediaSource="http:// <Smooth Streaming Server_Name> /LiveSmooth/LiveSmoothStream.isml/Manifest"

  8. Save the file.

  9. In Microsoft Expression Encoder, in a Live Broadcasting Project, before you begin streaming, type the publishing point in the Publishing Point box.

    For more information about setting up a live broadcast, see Creating a live broadcast.

  10. Begin your broadcast.

    To receive your broadcast, users would open a web browser and, in the address bar, type the following, replacing <Smooth Streaming Server> with the name of the actual web server that is delivering the broadcast:

    http:// <Smooth Streaming Server> /LiveSmooth/default.html

    After they type the correct address in the address bar, they should start receiving the broadcast.

To add DXFP to the MIME types

  1. Launch IIS Manager on the server.

  2. Select Default Web Site.

  3. Double-click MIME Types.

  4. In the Action panel, click Add.

  5. Type ".dfxp" in the file name extension box.

  6. Type "text/xml" in the MIME type box.

  7. Click OK.

See also

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