Player URLs for on-demand publishing points

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

The URL format you should use when streaming from an on-demand publishing point depends on the content source. Use the following table to identify the player URL for your publishing point.

 

Content source URL Description

Any

mms://server/publishing_point,
mms://server/publishing_point/*, or
mms://server/publishing_point/*.*

Requests all content. If you are sourcing from a directory, this URL includes subdirectories.

Directory

mms://server/publishing_point/
*.content_file_name_extension

Requests all digital media files with a particular file name extension, such as .mp3 or .wma.

Directory

mms://server/publishing_point/
*.playlist_file_name_extension

Requests all playlist files with a particular extension, such as .wsx.

Directory

mms://server/publishing_point/
subdirectory/content_file
or
mms://server/publishing_point/
subdirectory/playlist_file

Requests a specific file, such as mms://server1/
publishing_point1/movie1.wmv.

noteNote
The asterisk (*) wildcard character can be used to replace the entire file name, for example *.wma, or to replace both the file name and extension, for example *.*. In the examples provided in the table, if an asterisk (*) is used as a wildcard character or if nothing is specified after the publishing point name, then you must enable the WMS Directory Playlist Parser plug-in and the Enable access to directory content using wildcards property (located on the Properties tab of the publishing point). If either of those is not enabled, then an error message is returned to the client.

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