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Chapter 36. Windows Media Services > Hosting a Directory of Videos for On-Deman...

Hosting a Directory of Videos for On-Demand Playback

If the organization wants to publish an entire directory of files, the Windows Media server can be configured to publish a number of video files. The hosting of a directory of videos is typically set up on an on-demand basis to provide users with access to a number of videos. Whereas the single file broadcast has a single file associated to a publishing point, the hosting of a directory eliminates the need to selectively publish each file. Instead, the directory is published and files can simply be copied to the directory, where users can then request them.

Configuring a Server to Host a Directory of Videos for Playback

To configure a Windows Media server for on-demand video playback of any file in a directory on the server, a publishing point needs to be configured for publishing a directory of files. The configuration process is as follows:


  

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