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The Content Server default installation has an embedded Windows Media streaming server that supports live and on-demand streaming of Windows Media content. You can also configure an external Windows Media streaming server to stream content from the Content Server (Figure 1). Streaming off an external server will increase the streaming capacity and the maximum concurrent number of users who are able to view content without affecting other services running on the Content Server.
NoteThe Content Server creating the recording will The Content Server creating the recording will not be live streaming in this scenario. Live multicast streaming of Windows Media content is supported only from the local Windows Media server. For more information, see the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administrator and User Guide for your release.
Step 3 Create a new local user account. The example in Figure 2 shows a user called wmspush .
Note If you change the password on the external Windows Media server, you need to enter the new password for this user on the Content Server (see Configuring the Content Server to Use the External Windows Media Streaming Server).
Step 2 Choose Manage the Streaming Media Server , select the server name from the panel on the left, and from the Properties tab select Authorization > WMS Publishing Points ACL Authorization as shown in Figure 3.
Step 5 After adding the user, select the user and enable permissions to Allow Read , Write and Create , as shown in Figure 4; then, click OK .
Step 6 From the Properties tab, select Authentication , and verify that the status for WMS Negotiate Authentication is Enabled , as shown in Figure 5.
Step 7 Windows Server 2008 only : From the Properties tab, select Control protocol and double click WMS HTTP Server Control Protocol to bring up the Properties window, shown in Figure 6.
Now that you have set up authentication on the Windows Media streaming server, you need to configure the Content Server to start streaming content from the external server by completing the following tasks:
The following steps will create a new media server on the Content Server with support for live unicast and on-demand streaming from an external Windows Media streaming server. If you require support for one type of streaming, complete the steps as needed to create only a live streaming or an on-demand media server.
Step 4 Enter a name for your media server and then select Support live unicast streaming , Support on demand , or both, as shown in Figure 7. In the Unicast and on demand server address field , enter the IP address of the external Windows Media server that you configured.
Note You must enter the user name as follows:
External_WM_server_Machine_name\username. The example in Figure 8 shows the user name WMS08\wmspush.
Step 7 Select Create new in the Publishing Points section, as shown in Figure 9.
Note You can create a new or use an existing publishing point. The key source formatting requirement syntax is Push:*. This syntax means that the publishing point is triggered externally—by the Content Server in this case.
Step 8 In On Demand Settings, specify how the Content Server should move the media files to a location that the external Windows Media server can access either by writing to an alternate media location via UNC or using FTP to move the media.
a. Select Write movies to an alternate media location and enter a valid path that the Content Server has access to write files to, as shown in Figure 10.
Note The Content Server must have WRITE access to the share that this path points to. This means that either the share is fully open or the Content Server’s Windows machine account has the appropriate access. The implication of this is that both the Content Server and the machine hosting the share must be added to the same domain.
- Specify the IP address or the DNS name for the server.
- Enter the port the FTP server uses to listen for requests on. The default port is 21.
- Enter the directory on the FTP server that files will be written to.
- Enter a user name and password for an account that has permissions for read and write access to the FTP directory on the FTP server.
- Test the FTP connection by clicking the Test FTP button.
- Use default on demand URLs —In most cases, you can use default on-demand URLs to view streaming content.
- Use alternate on demand URLs —Alternate Uniform Resource Locator (URLs) are used to provide a location for the Content Servers’ content viewer. This option is useful when specifying a different IP address or DNS name for viewing clients that are connecting from a different network. For this option, enter the path that you want the content viewer to specify when viewing recordings from this media server.
After you have created a media server that supports streaming off an external Windows Media server, you need to use this media server in a Content Server template. Multiple templates can use the same media server.
Now that you have set up a template for streaming off an external Windows Media server, you need to create a recording alias on the Content Server that uses the template. Multiple recording aliases can use the same template.
Step 5 Select a Content Server template that supports streaming off an external Windows Media server, as shown in Figure 11.
Recommended Action Verify proper live streaming functionality by pointing a compatible media player at the publishing point with the following syntax: mms:// Content_Server_IP_Address/Publishing_Point_Name
Check the Content Server logs for the following warning to verify that you are experiencing this problem: Warning: Reporting Windows Media writer status, Error occurred in WMT_ERROR [call_id = 1, address = http:// Content_Server_IP_Address/Publishing_Point_Name , error = error code = (0xc00d2f0b)]
- Cisco TelePresence Content Server Release Administration and User Guide
- Configuring the Cisco TelePresence Content Server for Streaming from a QuickTime Media Server
- Configuring the Cisco TelePresence Content Server for Streaming Flash from a Wowza Media Server
- Cisco TCS Integration to Cisco Show and Share for Live WMV Streaming
- Cisco TelePresence Content Server API Guide
- Video on Demand Integration for Cisco TCS to Cisco Show and Share
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