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PlayStream Easy Link Technology
 
PlayStream developed a direct linking method, PlayStream Easy Link Technology, which made it very easy for our customers to link to their media using a simple hyperlink. PlayStream Easy Link Technology can be used with all of the supported formats listed below.
 
  Supported Media Types
  » Windows Media
» RealMedia
» QuickTime
» Flash FLV
» MP3
» MP4
» Download Media Types
 
 
Using Easy Link for Windows Media Content

Features

  • Dynamic ASX, WVX and WAX file generation for all Windows media types
  • URL formatting for streaming or progressive downloads
  • Preclip and postclip insertion
  • Banner element insertion
  • Use of Beta Windows Media servers

    Base URL
    http://easylink.playstream.com/

    Path
    servicename/file.wvx or servicename/directory/file.wvx (You can put multiple directories after your servicename)

    The file can be of ASF, WMV or WMA type. After you upload your Windows Media file, make sure you link correctly to it. It is recommended you alter the file extension in your "Easy Link" so your media will play correctly on the Macintosh platform. DO NOT ALTER THE ACTUAL FILE NAME, just the Easy Link to it:

    Actual File Name
    file.wmv
    file.wma
    file.asf
    Easy Link
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wax
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.asx

    Altering the link allows Macintosh computers to know this file is associated with Windows Media Player. Otherwise, the Mac doesn't know what to do with the reference file that is returned from Easy Link.

    The text way of linking to Windows Media files is the use of an ASX reference file. Since ".asx" is recognized as a Windows Media Player file, there is no need to alter the link when using ASX linking:

    Actual File Name
    file.wmv
    file.wma
    file.asf
    MMS Link (in an ASX file)
    mms://win.playstream.com/servicename/file.wmv
    mms://win.playstream.com/servicename/file.wma
    mms://win.playstream.com/servicename/file.asf

    Elements

    Name: dl
    Value: true or false *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.wvx?dl=true
    Used to return progressive path when content is in the progressive folder.

    Name: preclip
    Value: Path to preclip
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx?preclip=/servicename/file2.wvx
    Used to put clip specified in path to preclip before the main clip.

    Name: postclip
    Value: Path to postclip
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx?postclip=/servicename/file2.wvx
    Used to put clip specified in path to postclip after the main clip.

    Name: ban
    Value: domain and path to image
    Max size of image: Height 32 Width 194
    If the image is smaller then 32x194, it is displayed at its actual size.
    If the image is larger than 32x194, it is cropped to size.
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx?ban=www.playstream.com/banner.jpg
    Used to display a banner image in Windows Media player. Not used if player is embedded in a web page.

    Name: banh
    Value: http URL linked to by click on banner
    Dependencies: ban element
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx?ban=www.playstream.com/
    banner.jpg&banh=www.playstream.com/pricing.asp
    Used with ban element to specify URL to launch when user clicks on banner.

    Name bana
    Value: Text to display when mouse paused over banner image
    Dependencies: ban element
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx?ban=www.playstream.com/
    banner.jpg&bana=Click Here for Pricing
    Used with ban element the specify text to be displayed.

    Notes: All elements may be used together. Use a & after each element, dl=true will be ignored if content is not in the progressive folder. If dl=true is used with preclip and postclip the preclip and postclip paths will be progressive links if the content is in the progressive folder.

    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx?preclip=/servicename
    /progressive/prefile.wvx &dl=true

    The above link will return a reference file with a progressive link to the preclip and a streaming link to the main clip.

    Name: beta
    Value: true or false *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.wvx?beta=true

    The above link will return a reference file with the link to the current beta server if it exists.

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    Using Easy Link for RealMedia Content

    Features

  • Dynamic RAM file generation for all Real media types
  • Mime type formatting for embedding
  • URL formatting for streaming or progressive downloads
  • Use of Beta Real Media Servers

    Base URL
    http://easylink.playstream.com/

    Path
    servicename/file.rm or servicename/directory/file.rm

    The file can be of RM, RA, RT, RP, RF, SWF, SMI or SMIL type.

    You can put multiple directories below your servicename.

    Elements

    Name: embed
    Value: true or false *Default is false

    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.rm?embed=true
    Returns the plug-in mime type when used as the source value in object/embed tags.

    Name: dl
    Value: true or false *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.rm?dl=true
    Used to return progressive path when content is in the progressive folder.

    Note: All elements can be used together. Order of tags is not important.
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.rm?embed=true&dl=true
    Is the same as
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.rm?dl=true&embed=true

    dl=true will be ignored if the requested content is not in your progressive folder.

    Name: player
    Value: real
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.mp4?player=real

    The above link will return a reference file that plays the MP4 using Real.

    Name: beta
    Value: true or false *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.rm?beta=true

    The above link will return a reference file with the link to the current beta server if it exists.

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    Using Easy Link for QuickTime Content

    Features

  • Dynamic Reference MOV file generation for all QuickTime media types
  • URL formatting for streaming or progressive downloads
  • Mime type formatting for embedding
  • Use of Beta QuickTime Servers

    Base URL
    http://easylink.playstream.com/

    Path
    servicename/file.mov or servicename/directory/file.mov (You can put multiple directories below your servicename)

    Elements

    Name: embed
    Value: true or false *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.mov?embed=true
    Returns the plug-in reference and mime type. Must be used as the source value in object/embed tags.

    Name: dl
    Vaule: true or flase *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.mov?dl=true
    Used to return progressive path when content is in the progressive folder.

    Notes: All elements can be used together. Order of tags is not important.
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.mov?embed=true&dl=true
    Is the same as

    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.mov?dl=true&embed=true

    Name: player
    Value: quick
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.mp4?player=quick

    The above link will return a reference file that plays the MP4 using QuickTime.

    Name: beta
    Value: true or false *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.mov?beta=true

    The above link will return a reference file with the link to the current beta server if it exists.

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    Using Easy Link for Flash FLV Content

    Features

  • Use of premade flash players for your FLV media files.

    Base URL
    http://easylink.playstream.com/

    Path
    servicename/file.flv or servicename/directory/file.flv (You can put multiple directories below your servicename)

    Elements

    Name: player
    Value: name of player to use *Default is player1
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.flv?player=player1
    Uses the player specified.  Currently there is player1 through player6 available.

    Name: height
    Vaule: height of player *Default is 100%
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.flv?height=240
    Sets the player height to 240 pixels.

    Name: width
    Vaule: width of player *Default is 100%
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.flv?width=320
    Sets the player width to 320 pixels.

    Name: buffer
    Vaule: time in seconds to buffer clip *Default is 5
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.flv?buffer=5
    Sets the buffer time to 5 seconds.

    Name: autostart
    Vaule: true/false *Default is true
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.flv?autostart=true
    Tells player to automatically start clip.

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    Using Easy Link for MP3 Content

    Features

  • Dynamic M3U file for media in progressive folder
  • Dynamic RAM file for media outside of progressive folder
  • Launch in either users default MP3 player or Real player

    Base URL
    http://easylink.playstream.com/

    Path
    servicename/file.mp3 or servicename/directory/file.mp3 (You can put multiple directories below your servicename)

    Elements

    Name: dl
    Vaule: true or flase *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/progressive/file.mp3?dl=true
    Used to return progressive path when content is in the progressive folder.

    Name: embed
    Value: true or false *Default is false
    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.mp3?embed=true
    Only used when MP3 content is not in the progressive folder.

    Notes: When content is in the progressive folder a M3U file is returned launching the media in the users default MP3 player. When content is outside of the progressive folder a RAM file is returned launching the media in the users Real player.

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    Using Easy Link for MP4 Content

    Features

  • Dynamic Reference file for either QuickTime or Real

    Base URL
    http://easylink.playstream.com/

    Path
    servicename/file.mp4 or servicename/directory/file.mp4 (You can put multiple directories below your servicename)

    Elements

    Name: player
    Value: quick or real

    Example:
    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.mp4?player=quick
    Returns a QTL reference file to use QuickTime to play the content.

    http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/file.mp4?player=real
    Returns a RAM reference file to use Real to play the content.

    Note: A player must be specified. An error will be returned if no player is specified.

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    Using Easy Link for Download Content

    Features

  • Redirection to progressive servers for media delivery

    Base URL
    http://easylink.playstream.com/

    Path (* can be any file extension: .jpg, .zip, .gif, etc . . .)
    servicename/progressive/file.* or servicename/progressive/directory/file.*

    You can put multiple directories below the progressive folder. Content must be in the progressive folder. Works for any non-streaming file type, i.e.: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .swf, .mpg, .mpeg, .htm, .html, etc…

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