Our work with Rolling Stone and Bondi Digital Publishing is yet another example of how AIS can develop technology that creates new revenue streams for publishers. We built a digital distribution platform to usher print publications like Rolling Stone into the digital age – by providing them with a turnkey solution to deploy print magazine archives online for viewing on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. For Rolling Stone, the initial launch included more than 1,000 issues from 1967 to the present.
- IIS Media Services 4.1
- Expression Encoder 4 with Service Pack 2
- There a couple of new changes/fixes done over SP1; you can read about them here.
What is Live Streaming?
- Enables adaptive streaming of live events to Smooth Streaming clients
- Communicates through HTTP to deliver live events
- As IIS Media Services Extension
- Adaption based on User Network Bandwidth
How Does it Work?
- Acquire will be the source of your input, like a webcam, screen capture, etc.
- Encode & Deliver will be done by the encoding tool (like Expression Encoder) which will perform the real-time encoding and send the streams to the IIS Media Services endpoint.
- On the Consume side you can have a Silverlight player/HTML5 page (for Apple) which can play the live stream in a smooth streaming way. More info on Smooth Stream can be found here.
Since WAMS is still in the preview release stage there are a few wrinkles in the platform that early adopters need to be aware of. These issues should be corrected in upcoming releases but until then, there are a few alternate approaches that will help you get your media solution up and running with as little frustration as possible. In this post I will show you how to get video content hosted, encoded and delivered using the WAMS SDK and how to work around some of the quirks with the June 2012 Preview version.