Learn how to develop and deliver ultrafast, ultracool digital media solutions using the powerfully enhanced Windows Media 9 Series platform. Created by a digital media on Microsoft's Windows Media team, this guide walks you through platform architecture architecture and components-providing inside insights, real-world programming scenarios, and reusable code samples to help power your own streaming media solutions. You get step-by-step instructions on how to create applications to encode Windows Media files and streams, serve and receive audio and video streams, create customized players, and even build a complete broadcasting system-your own Internet radio station.
Discover how to: * Develop 20 complete applications that use Windows Media to create, distribute, and play digital media over the Internet * Create a custom version of Windows Media Encoder to convert MP3, WAV, AVI, and other multimedia files to the Windows Media format * Program the server that runs on Windows Media Services to publish files on demand, broadcast unicast streams, and multicast to all listeners at once * Develop unique UIs for Windows Media Player using banners, borders, embedded Web pages, and the skin programming language * Add the Player to a Web site and a Web site to the Player * Make the encoder, server, and Player work together to create end-to-end multimedia applications * Build an Internet radio station with dynamic playlists that respond to listener requestsGet sample programs, music files, utilities, and more on CD CD features: * Programs and forms for all the book's examples * Sample music files to encode, serve, or play * Essential Windows Media utilities, including Windows Media Encoder * Complete Windows Media 9 Series Jumpstart CD contents, including demos of multichannel audio, high definition video, and fast streaming * Fully searchable eBook For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.
Weight: 903 g
Dimensions: 229 x 187 x 14 mm