How Do I Set Up Streaming Video or Music?
Posted by KB Editor on 13 September 2017 01:24 PM
Many people have questions about media streaming support for their sites. Unless you have a Dedicated Server, A Small Orange supports only HTTP streaming which is only available on RealPlayer, QuickTime and Windows Media Player.
Once media files are encoded, there are two more steps in preparing your content for streaming from a web server:
Create a Windows Media Metafile
You must create Windows Media metafiles with .wax, .wvx, or .asx file name extensions. To do this:
Add Tags to HTML Files
Finally, you must add tags to your HTML files. The HTML tag points the end user's browser to the metafile, which points Windows Media Player to the Windows Media file. A metafile must be used to reference the media because a direct reference to the media in an HTML tag will cause most browsers to attempt to download the media rather than stream it.
When an end user clicks the reference on the web page, the metafile is downloaded, and Windows Media Player opens. Windows Media Player opens the metafile and then opens and plays the Windows Media file from your web server.