Fundamentals of Programming the Microsoft Windows Media Platform
by Seth McEvoy
Learn how to develop and deliver ultrafast, ultracool digital media solutions using the powerfully enhanced Windows Media 9 Series platform. Created ... Show synopsis Learn how to develop and deliver ultrafast, ultracool digital media solutions using the powerfully enhanced Windows Media 9 Series platform. Created by a digital media on Microsoft's Windows Media team, this guide walks you through platform architecture architecture and components--providing inside insights, real-world programming scenarios, and reusable code samples to help power your own streaming media solutions. You get step-by-step instructions on how to create applications to encode Windows Media files and streams, serve and receive audio and video streams, create customized players, and even build a complete broadcasting system--your own Internet radio station. Discover how to: Develop 20 complete applications that use Windows Media to create, distribute, and play digital media over the InternetCreate a custom version of Windows Media Encoder to convert MP3, WAV, AVI, and other multimedia files to the Windows Media formatProgram the server that runs on Windows Media Services to publish files on demand, broadcast unicast streams, and multicast to all listeners at onceDevelop unique UIs for Windows Media Player using banners, borders, embedded Web pages, and the skin programming languageAdd the Player to a Web site and a Web site to the PlayerMake the encoder, server, and Player work together to create end-to-end multimedia applicationsBuild an Internet radio station with dynamic playlists that respond to listener requestsGet sample programs, music files, utilities, and more on CD CD features: Programs and forms for all the book's examplesSample music files to encode, serve, or playEssential Windows Media utilities, including Windows Media EncoderComplete Windows Media 9 Series Jumpstart CD contents, including demos of multichannel audio, high definition video, and fast streamingFully searchable eBook For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.