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Video Streaming


This is not a component in the actual sense. It’s a set of technologies offered by Microsoft under the Windows Media product line. There are two main types of technologies that we’re familiar with:

Broadband - stream high quality MPEG1, MPEG2 & MPEG4 video/audio over a private WAN/LAN. Suitable for inhouse intranets.

Narrowband - unicast/multicast video/audio streaming over the Internet.

There’s also a component for webcasting live events.

Windows Media v7 has new features which we’ve not played with:

  1. Digital rights management
  2. Integration of media content with P&M
  3. Broadcast manager