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Using Easy Link for Windows Media Content

There are three options for linking to your Windows Media. Please select one of the options below to get started.
 
Option 1: Use PlayStream's Easy Link Technology (Recommended)
Option 2: The "ASX" File Method
Option 3: Embedding with Windows Media (video only)
Option 4: Embedding with Windows Media (audio only)
Option 5: Windows Media, Usage-Based Live links (audio only)
Option 6: Windows Media, Usage-Based Live links (for video & audio)
Option 7: Windows Media, Fixed-Rate Live links (for audio only)
Option 8: Windows Media, Fixed-Rate Live links (for video & audio)
 
 
Option 2: The "ASX" File Method

Once you have uploaded your Windows Media file to your PlayStream account, create a text file (Windows users can do this with Notepad or TextPad; MAC users with Simple Text) with the following text entered (in upper, left corner):

<ASX Version="3.0">
<ENTRY>
<REF href = "mms://win.playstream.com/yourservicename/yourfilename.(wma or wmv) " />
</ENTRY>
</ASX>

Save this text file by any name (no spaces) with the extension ".asx" after it (i.e: movie.asx). Upload this "ASX" file to your Web site (NOT your PlayStream Account). Create a link on your Web page to this file. For example:

http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/movie.asx

Now test your movie by launching your browser. Go to your Web site and click on the link that you have created on your Web page. That link should launch the "movie.asx" file, which is a simple instruction that tells Windows Media Player to launch and play the Windows Media file you referenced inside the movie.asx file.

 
 
Option 3: Embedding with Windows Media (video only)

PlayStream EasyLink technology makes it easy to embed Windows Media into a Web page. Just use the following OBJECT/EMBED tag in your Web page:

<OBJECT ID="MediaPlayer" WIDTH="320" HEIGHT="240" CLASSID="CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95" TYPE="application/x-oleobject">
<PARAM NAME="FileName" VALUE="http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/filename.wvx">
<PARAM NAME="autostart" VALUE="1">
<PARAM NAME="showcontrols" VALUE="0">
<EMBED TYPE="application/x-mplayer2"
SRC="http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/filename.wvx"
WIDTH="320"
HEIGHT="240"
AUTOSTART="1"
SHOWCONTROLS="0">
</EMBED>
</OBJECT>

NOTE: Please replace the highlighted text above with your stream link.

The "type" attribute lets the browser know which plug-in to use to play the media. The "src" attribute tells the plug-in what media to play and where it resides. The "src" attribute can be the PlayStream Easylink path to your media, an ".asx" reference file, or the mms path to the media. The "height" and "width" attributes are the dimensions of your media. With attributes whose value can be “true” or "false" a "1" is used for "true" and a "0" for "false". The "autostart" attribute determines whether the clip starts playing automatically or not. The "showcontrols" attribute determines if the media controls are available to the viewer.

The reason for the use of both the OBJECT and EMBED tag is to insure functionality in all browsers.

Tip: If you set the "showcontrols" attribute to "1", be sure to add 44 to the "height" attribute. This will prevent to distortion of your video.

 
 
Option 4: Embedding with Windows Media (audio only)

PlayStream EasyLink technology makes it easy to embed Windows Media into a Web page. Just use the following OBJECT/EMBED tag in your Web page:

<OBJECT ID="MediaPlayer" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="50" CLASSID="CLSID:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95" TYPE="application/x-oleobject">
<PARAM NAME="FileName" VALUE="http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/filename.wax">
<PARAM NAME="autostart" VALUE="1">
<PARAM NAME="showcontrols" VALUE="1">
<PARAM NAME="ShowStatusBar" VALUE="1">
<EMBED TYPE="application/x-mplayer2"
SRC="http://easylink.playstream.com/servicename/filename.wax"
WIDTH="200"
HEIGHT="50"
AUTOSTART="1"
SHOWCONTROLS="1"
SHOWSTATUSBAR="1">
</EMBED>
</OBJECT>

NOTE: Please replace the highlighted text above with your stream link.

The "type" attribute lets the browser know which plug-in to use to play the media. The "src" attribute tells the plug-in what media to play and where it resides. The "src" attribute can be the PlayStream Easylink path to your media, an ".asx" reference file, or the mms path to the media. With attributes whose value can be “true” or "false" a "1" is used for "true" and a "0" for "false". The "autostart" attribute determines whether the audio starts playing automatically or not. The "showcontrols" attribute determines if the media controls are available to the viewer.

The reason for the use of both the OBJECT and EMBED tag is to insure functionality in all browsers.

Tip: If you set the "ShowStatusBar" attribute to "0", be sure to set the "height" to "42".

 
 
Option 5: Windows Media, Usage-Based Live links (for audio only)
Type of service: Usage based:
Link to your Windows Media live mount point in the following format: http://easylink.playstream.com/winlive/MOUNTPOINTNAME.asx
Option 6: Windows Media Live links (video and audio)
Type of service: Usage based:
Link to your Windows Media live mount point in the following format: http://easylink.playstream.com/winlive/MOUNTPOINTNAME.wvx
Option 7: Windows Media Live links (audio only)
Type of service: Fixed rate:
Link to your Windows Media live mount point in the following format: http://easylink.playstream.com/seawm1/MOUNTPOINTNAME.asx
Option 8: Windows Media Live links (video and audio)
Type of service: Fixed rate:
Link to your Windows Media live mount point in the following format: http://easylink.playstream.com/seawm1/MOUNTPOINTNAME.wvx
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