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Overview

IUP now offers a streaming media service, which enables employees & students to publish streaming media utilizing Windows Media Services. To begin streaming audio and video files you will need to request a publishing point. Three different types of publishing points are avaliable: Employee, Student, and CMS.

Basic Server Information

  • The Streaming Media Server runs Microsoft Windows Media Services 9
  • File types that can be streamed:
    • .WMV (Windows Media Video)
    • .WMA (Windows Media Audio)
    • .ASF (Advanced Systems Format)
    • .WSX (Server-Side Playlist)
    • .MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3)
  • Employee and Student quotas are set at 500MB
  • Group quotas are set at 2GB

Summary of Publishing Point Folders

Each Publishing Point directory will have an IUPOnly, OwnerOnly, and a SpecialAccess folder. Streaming content stored in each folder will have the following access conditions:

  • Only users that are authenticated to the IUP network using their IUP Computing username and password will be able to view streaming content from the IUPOnly directory.
  • The OwnerOnly directory will be viewable only by the owner of the directory (the owner of the publishing point).
  • The SpecialAccess directory is the same as the OwnerOnly directory except the owner can change the security permissions.
  • The area OUTSIDE of the above directories is the root or top level of your Publishing Point; therefore, any content NOT stored in the above directories will be viewable by anyone.

Employee Publishing Point

Employee Publishing Points are stored on a specific Windows file share defined on the streaming media server. 

Access Methods:

  • From a Microsoft Windows operating system connected to the IUP network, map a drive to \\avs1\emp$\username or connect via a UNC path \\avs1\emp$\username (username is your IUPMSD username). Once you have the drive mapped you can copy your media files to your publishing point directory.
  • To access your content open a web browser and go to mms://avs.iup.edu/emp/username/filename.wmv (username is your IUPMSD username and filename is the name of your media file and the extension)

Student Publishing Point

Student Publishing Points are stored on a specific Windows file share defined on the streaming media server. Student access requires employee sponsorship should the service be used for illegal or inappropriate activities. 

Access Methods:

  • From a Microsoft Windows operating system connected to the IUP network, map a drive to \\avs1\stu$\username or connect via a UNC path \\avs1\stu$\username (username is your IUPMSD username). Once you have the drive mapped you can copy your media files to your publishing point directory.
  • To access your content open a web browser and go to mms://avs.iup.edu/stu/username/filename.wmv (username is your IUPMSD username and filename is the name of your media file and the extension)

CMS Publishing Point

CMS Publishing Points are stored on a specific Windows file share defined on the streaming media server. Access requires that the streaming library name matches a CMS library that is currently setup. 

Access Methods:

  • From a Microsoft Windows operating system connected to the IUP network, map a drive to \\avs1\cms$\cmslibraryname or connect via a UNC path \\avs1\cms$\cmslibraryname (cmslibraryname is the name of your CMS library). Once you have the drive mapped you can copy your media files to your publishing point directory.
  • To access your content open a web browser and go to mms://avs.iup.edu/cms/cmslibraryname/filename.wmv (cmslibraryname is the name of your web library and filename is the name of your media file and the extension)

Last modified on 10/30/2014 4:32:20 PM
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