Monitoring and measuring media experiences is critical for understanding how users engage with content and how to more profitably deploy media. IIS Media Services’ Advanced Logging extension provides access to both real-time client and server side logs for media experiences delivered over HTTP. Advanced Logging also allows third-party analytics providers to easily access data in real-time as well as extend the set of metrics that are captured from either the client or the server.
Bit Rate Throttling, an IIS Media Services extension, saves money on network costs by metering the download speed of media and data files. For media, Bit Rate Throttling accomplishes this by automatically detecting the encoded bitrates of 11 common media formats, such as Windows Media Video (WMV), Flash Video (FLV), and MPEG-4 (MP4), and then throttling the response to the client. For any other file or MIME type, Bit Rate Throttling allows administrators to configure custom throttling rules.
Live Smooth Streaming, an IIS Media Services extension, enables adaptive streaming of live events to Smooth Streaming clients, such as Microsoft Silverlight. Using HTTP to deliver live events takes advantage of the scale of existing HTTP networks and keeps content close to your viewers, making true HD (720p+) a realistic option for live web broadcasts. The additional advantage of using HTTP-based delivery for live events is that the existing HTTP infrastructure also drastically increases live...
Smooth Streaming, an IIS Media Services extension, enables adaptive streaming of media to Silverlight and other clients over HTTP. Smooth Streaming provides a high-quality viewing experience that scales massively on content distribution networks, making true HD 1080p media experiences a reality.
The IIS Smooth Streaming Format SDK 1.0 Beta 2 provides documentation, tools, and samples you can use to create software programs that package encoded video and audio bitstreams for on-demand and live Smooth Streaming scenarios. In addition, the SDK supports the encryption of content using Microsoft PlayReady DRM.