28 February 2009

Windows Media Service

Windows Media Services For Website
Well its been some time since i have updated my blog, i had my own reasons. Any way this is something that i was working on this month.

My main goal was to create a live audio/video broadcast over the internet and show it on my web page.

Well i searched high and low over the internet and the best possible solution that i found was the Windows Media Services!

Yes! Its very simple to setup and not much programing need. All you need is a web server(can even be your own system), the Windows Media Encoder software and a Web page with a media player that plays the audio-video stream.

You can loads of info on setting up the Windows Media Encoder on the internet.
Now the HTML required for setting up the Active X media player control on your web page is as follows:

<object ID="MediaPlayer" WIDTH="320" HEIGHT="270"
CLASSID="CLSID:22D6f312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95" STANDBY="Loading
Windows Media Player components..." TYPE="application/x-oleobject"
CODEBASE="http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/mplayer/en/nsmp2inf.cab#Version=6,4,7,1112">

<param name="autoStart" value="True">
<param name="filename" value="http://myserver.mystream.com:1121">
<param NAME="ShowControls" VALUE="False">
<param NAME="ShowStatusBar" VALUE="False">
<embed TYPE="application/x-mplayer2" SRC="myserver.mystream.com:1121"
NAME="MediaPlayer" WIDTH="320" HEIGHT="270" autostart="1"
showcontrols="0">
</embed>
</object>

Please note that the address:" myserver.mystream.com:1121" is generated by the media encoder software based on the Web Server and the network port(1121) you select for broadcasting!

2 comments:

JEET said...

Hey amit, keep the good work going!!!.

aAmir's said...

hello dear
hopefully u b all right,
i hv a question the same as u posted at the asp forum, tht i the pple outside my network are unable to listen my stream og wm encoder. can u please help me out this.
thx
u can mail me at
amir.subh@live.com
thx really a lot