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Streaming prerecorded content

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Prerecorded content is the easiest type of content to manage and set up. It typically takes the form of pre-encoded digital audio or video files that can be rendered using a player, such as Windows Media Player. You can stream a single file or several files, or you can create a playlist file that organizes your content into a cohesive user experience.

If your prerecorded content is stored in a network source rather than on the local server, verify that the server has access to the network and can retrieve the content in a timely manner. Typically, this is not a concern because the server can retrieve prerecorded content at a high data rate because the server does not have to render the content.

When streaming prerecorded content you should decide what type of user experience you want to create. Prerecorded content can be streamed using both on-demand and broadcast publishing points.

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