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Guide to Publish Content
Once you have created your streaming content, you will need to place them on the streaming server. Follow the instructions at http://webmaster.iu.edu/tool_guide_info/tgcat.shtml#publish for connection options.
You will upload your streaming files to "webserve.iu.edu" in your "wwwdm" directory. Be sure to choose "binary" as the file type when uploading.
DMNS has configured the streaming servers so that users do not have to place Windows Media files in different locations than Real or MP3 files. Windows Media files (files ending in .wma or .wmv) can be placed in the "wwwdm" folder on webserve.iu.edu. To access this content, you should create metafiles and place them on a webserver for viewers to access. The central webservers are properly configured to support these metafiles, but other webservers may need configuration changes. Contact the system administrator of that webserver to make the necessary changes. These metafiles are text files that end with ".asx" and contain the URL for the Windows Media file. Here's an example:<ASX version = "3.0">The server name is wms.indiana.edu and the protocol is mms. All user directories are currently located in "ip". Replace "accountnam" with the appropriate accountname and "filename.wmv" with the file that has been placed in "wwwdm".
<REF HREF = "mms://wms.indiana.edu/ip/accountname/filename.wmv" />
There are many powerful capablities that can be used with Windows Media metafiles (.asx). Please consult Windows Media for more information.
The DMNS Windows Media Server uses the latest version of Microsoft's software, so all current features should be supported. Because this server does not contain a webserver, html code generated from applications that create integrated presentations may need to be modified to work properly.
IU's Flash Media Server supports the streaming of ".flv" and H.264/AAC encoded MPEG4 files with ".mp4" and ".m4v" file extensions, including long-format recordings and HD resolutions. A corresponding ".swf" presentation file in your www/wwws folder is required for each Flash video file. This ".swf" file is what your viewers will see, so you will want to customize the look and feel to match your website. Embed the ".swf" presentation file in your webpage. To take advantage of ActionScript 3, H.264 video codec, and other features, your viewers will need to have Flash Player 9 Update 3(9.0.115 or greater) installed. See http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ for the latest version.
UPLOADING YOUR FILE
Connect to webserve.iu.edu with SCP/SFTP and upload your videos to the "wwwdm" folder.
TESTING YOUR VIDEO
You can launch your Flash videos with the following webpage without creating a ".swf":
Replace webserver_accountame with the account used on webserve.iu.edu (add subfolders if necessary) and flash_video_file with the name of your Flash video file. In addition, you can add "&starttime=0" to end of the URL to start your video at any time (expressed in seconds).
CREATING YOUR OWN SWF
Using Adobe Flash CS5 Professional, you can create customized Flash presentations to integrate with your website. Here are the simple instructions for including Flash streaming videos in your presentation:1. Create a new Flash document (AS3 recommended)
2. Choose "File", "Import", "Import video..."
3. Choose "Already deployed to a web server..."
4. For H.264/AAC MPEG4 files, enter the streaming URL as follows: rtmp://flashstream.indiana.edu/ip/mp4:accountname/video.mp4 (replace "accountname" with your webserve.iu.edu account name and "video.mp4" with your flash video file name). For older FLV files, enter the streaming URL as follows: rtmp://flashstream.indiana.edu/ip/flv:accountname/video.flv (replace "accountname" with your webserve.iu.edu account name and "video.flv" with your video file name).
5. Choose "Continue" and finish your Flash Presentation.
6. Place your ".swf" file and accompanying web files in your "www" or "wwws" folder on webserve.iu.edu.
Real *To be Retired on 7/31/2011*
You can convert your RealMedia files (.rm, .rv, .ra) to Flash or Windows Media formats with RealPlayer Converter. See the Using RealPlayer Converter Guide for more information.
You can easily create links to Real streaming files by using Real's "ramgen" technology. With ramgen, you can create a standard http link that will launch a viewer's player and your streaming file. An example looks like this:http://video.indiana.edu:8080/ramgen/ip/accountname/filename.rmIt is also possible to embed the RealPlayer in a webpage or create playlists. For more information, see RealNetworks Products Documentation.
(Replace accountname and filename with your accountname and filename)
QuickTime *To be Retired on 7/31/2011*
Streaming QuickTime movies can either be embedded in a webpage or opened in its own player window.
For more information, see Apple's QuickTime Tutorial pages.
These QuickTime movie samples are launched by "QTL" (file extension .qtl) metafiles, which are text files served from a Web server. The MIME type for QTL files has been configured on IU's central web servers. Use a variation (substitute your account and file names) of this metafile text when streaming files from IU's institutional server:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <?quicktime type = "application/x-quicktime-media-link"?> <embed src = "rtsp://qtss.indiana.edu/ip/accountname/filename.mov" />
Alternate Movie Demo This QuickTime movie is launched by a QTL file (file extension .qtl) which points to a reference movie made with the Apple® MakeRefMovie utility. The reference movie is placed in the same Web account folder as the QTL file. This particular reference movie is configured for alternate data rate movies, which means that the server will stream the file (from alternates you create) whose bit rate most closely matches the Connection Speed setting of your client's QuickTime player. Using this technique eliminates the need for your users to choose between separate links, as is the case in the samples shown above.
See Apple's Reference Movies for information on the creation of reference movies.
Please contact videoindiana.edu for any questions.