Media Services in Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 has Registered Media Services v9.0. It could be manageable via Microsoft Management Console (MMC). It grants audio and video content to clients through the Web. Media Services has been improved in four parts:
Media Services supports fast streaming to ensure the highest quality streaming experience possible even over unreliable networks. Streaming pass on to sending video/audio in condensed structure over the network and playing the data as it arrives. There are four parts that make up fast streaming:
Advertising support is very bendy, so ads can be placed anywhere and used as required in the playlist. Data can be used by gathering tools like cookies to personalize the ads and data can be logged for more analysis. Server-side playlists are great for clients that don’t support client-side playlists. Server-side playlists can contain live data or pre-offered content. They allow you to customize the way your content is presented to clients and to make changes quickly and easily without any delay in service.
Customization can be pulled by using the supplied plug-ins or SDK to create our own plug-ins. We can use scripting languages like Perl, Visual Basic, Visual Basic Scripting Edition, C, Visual C++, and Microsoft JScript to customize Media Services.
Media Services was the most scalable, reliable, and secure solution on the market in previous era. It supports HTTP 1.0/1.1, RTP, RPSP, HTML v3.2, FEC, IPv4/6, IGMPv3, SNMP, WEBM/WMI, SMIL 2.0, SML, SML-DOM, and COM/DCOM. All Media Services plug-ins run in protected memory to assurance trustworthiness. Many common authorization and authentication methods are supported like digital rights management and HTTP Digest. Microsoft provides a Web-based interface, an MMC snap-in interface, and command-line support for administering media servers.
Written by: Fahad Bin Ali KhilGi