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Edit Feature Settings Dialog Box

Updated: June 10, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Use the Edit Feature Settings dialog box to edit the Playlists feature settings.

Use the following options to prevent unauthorized access or storage of media assets.

 

Element Name Description

Allow absolute/UNC paths

Specifies whether absolute paths (for example, C:\Media) and UNC paths (for example, \\Network_Computer_Name\Media) can be used in playlist media entries. By default, this option is not selected to restrict media access to directories at the site level in shared-hosting environments. By selecting this option, site administrators can reference any file on the Web server or on shared network resources in their Web playlists.

Allow client cache

Specifies whether clients can cache the content referenced by playlist media entries in their Web browser cache. By default, this option is not selected to prevent client caching of media assets.

Use the following options to select a session state persistence type for storing user session variables and to specify user session time limits.

 

Element Name Description

Session persistence type

Specifies the session persistence provider that is used to store user session variables.

Select InMemory to store user session data in the Web server worker process memory.

Select ASP.NET to use ASP.NET session state persistence. For more information about how to install ASP.NET, see Deploying an ASP.NET Server (IIS 7). For more information about how to use ASP.NET session state management, see ASP.NET Session State Overview.

noteNote
If you install ASP.NET after installing Web Playlists, run the IIS Media Services Setup Wizard again to install the Web Playlists Session Helper for ASP.NET. To start the Setup Wizard, in Programs and Features, under Uninstall or change a program, click IIS Media Services 2.0, and then click Change.

Session life span

Specify the time (in minutes) that a user session can be connected to the Web server and download media assets referenced in playlists. The default value is 1440 minutes (24 hours). User sessions are terminated after the specified period of time elapses.

noteNote
You can set a Lifetime timeout value for individual playlists in the Edit Playlist Settings dialog box that specifies how long a playlist is available to clients. If the playlist Lifetime timeout is shorter than this value, the user session is terminated before the Session life span is reached.

Inactive session timeout

Specify the time (in minutes) that a user session can remain inactive (where the client is connected but the player is not downloading media assets referenced in playlists) before it is terminated. The default value is 120 minutes (2 hours).

noteNote
You can set an Inactivity timeout value for individual playlists in the Edit Playlist Settings dialog box that specifies how long clients can remain connected to the Web server but not actively download media entries referenced in the selected playlist. If the playlist Inactivity timeout is shorter than this value, the user session is terminated before the Inactive session timeout is reached.

Maximum active sessions

Select the maximum number of user sessions supported by the Web Playlists handler. The default value of 0 means that the setting is disabled (the number of user sessions is not limited).

noteNote
A user session can support multiple client connections. You can limit the number of client connections that share a user session by specifying a value for the Maximum concurrent connections setting.

Use the following settings to manage client connections and specify minimum download requirements.

 

Element Name Description

Maximum concurrent connections

Select the maximum number of client connections that can share a user session to simultaneously download media assets referenced in playlists. The default value of 0 means that the setting is disabled (the number of client connections per user session is not limited).

noteNote
This setting is only available when InMemory session state persistence used. It is not available if ASP.NET session state persistence is used.

Minimum percentage downloaded before skip allowed

Specify how much of each media item referenced in a Web playlist must be downloaded before clients can skip to the next media item referenced in the playlist. The default value of 0 percent means that clients can skip forward to the next media item at any time. To require that clients download all media assets in their entirety, enter a value of 100 percent (the entire asset must be downloaded).

noteNote
This setting overrides the Disable skip forward setting that you can apply to individual media entries in the Add Media Entry or Edit Media Entry dialog boxes if the value that you enter is less than 100 percent.

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