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Live Tutorial - Windows Media Encoder 7.1 & 9

Requirements: You must have all of the items listed in order to encode for live streaming.

  • Dedicated Internet Connection (DSL, T1, etc...)
  • Video capture card (for video)
  • Sound card (for video and audio)
  • IP Address

Instructions for setting up a live audio and/or video broadcast presentation using Windows Media Encoder 7.1

  1. Start (View diagram)

    • Select Broadcast, capture or convert a file using the New Session Wizard.
    • Click OK.

  2. Session Selection (View diagram)

    • Select Broadcast a live event from attached devices or computer screen.
    • Click OK.

  3. Device Options (View diagram)

    • Select the Video option if your presentation includes a streaming video.
    • Choose your video capture card.
    • Select the Audio option.
    • Choose your sound card.
    • Click Next.

  4. Broadcast Connection (View diagram)

    • Enter the HTTP port number.
    • Click Next.

  5. 5. PROFILE SELECTION (View diagram)

    • Choose a profile from the list matching the connection speed you will use for streaming your content.
    • If the profile you would like is not available, click Create and Manage Profiles. Create a custom profile.
    • Click Next.

  6. Archive Option (View diagram)

    • Select Archive a copy of the broadcast if you would like to maintain a copy of the presentation.
    • Name the archive file.
    • Click Next.

  7. Video Option (View diagram)

    • This Video Option will appear if you are capturing a video.
    • Select No, I want to broadcast from my selected devices only option.
    • Click Next.

  8. Display Information (View diagram)

    • Type your information. This information will be displayed when the encoded content is viewed.
    • Click Next.

  9. Settings Review (View diagram)

    • Review the information.
    • Click Finish once the information has been verified.

  10. Windows Media Encoder (View diagram)

    • Open your Windows Media Encoder.
    • Click Start.

Note - If your presentation is inaudible, click Mixer...on the bottom left-hand side of the Windows Media Encoder monitor. In the Recording Control dialog box, verify that the correct input is selected. For example, if you are talking through a microphone, make sure Mic is selected.

Instructions for setting up a live audio and/or video broadcast presentation using Windows Media Encoder 9 Encoder

  1. New Session (View diagram)

    • Select Broadcast a live event.
    • Click OK.

  2. Device Options (View diagram)

    • Select the devices you want to use.
    • Choose the appropriate devices listed for each category.
    • Click Next.

  3. Broadcast Method (View diagram)

    • Select Pull from the encoder option.
    • Click Next.

  4. Broadcast Connection (View diagram)

    • Type in your port number.
    • Click Next.

  5. Encoding Options (View diagram)

    • Select the connection speeds of your live stream.
    • Click Next.

  6. Display Information (View diagram)

    • Type your information. This information will be displayed when the encoded content is viewed.
    • Click Next.

  7. Settings Review (View diagram)

    • Review the information.
    • Click Finish once the information has been verified.

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