IIS Smooth Streaming HD Sample Content

High-definition (HD) sample video encoded for Smooth Streaming.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


    File Name:

    Big Buck Bunny H.264 720p.zip

    Elephants Dream H.264 720p.zip

    Date Published:


    File Size:

    686.0 MB

    748.7 MB

      The following high-definition (HD) Smooth Streaming video presentations are encoded with Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 into multiple bit rates that allow you to experience on-demand Smooth Streaming in action:
      • Big Buck Bunny H.264 720p.zip. A sample Smooth Streaming video presentation encoded with H.264 video and AAC audio codecs in 8 standard bit rates.
      • Elephants Dream H.264 720p.zip. A sample Smooth Streaming video presentation encoded with H.264 video and AAC audio codecs in 8 standard bit rates. In addition, this presentation includes an alternate language and director's commentary audio tracks, and a textstream track that contains caption text in Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) format.

      • Big Buck Bunny images and content © copyright 2008, Blender Foundation | www.bigbuckbunny.org.
      • Elephants Dream images and content © copyright 2006, Blender Foundation / Netherlands Media Art Institute / www.elephantsdream.org.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1

      To deliver the sample presentations from a Smooth Streaming Web server, the following additional software is required for the operating system:
      • Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 with IIS Management Console.
      • IIS Media Services 3.0 or IIS Media Services 4.0.

      You must be an administrator on the server computer. This can be accomplished by logging on to the computer using either the Administrator account or an account with administrative privileges.
      A Smooth Streaming client that is based on either Microsoft Silverlight 4 or Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework (SMF) 2.0 is required to view the sample content.
    • On your Smooth Streaming Web server, click the Download button for the desired sample video, which is contained in a compressed (zipped) folder, and then do one of the following:
      1. To extract the Smooth Streaming presentation folder immediately, click Open.
        To copy the zipped folder to your Web server in order to extract the presentation folder at a later time, click Save.
      2. Extract the Smooth Streaming presentation folder to a Web site or virtual directory on the Web server (for example, %SystemDrive%\inetpub\wwwroot\%SiteName%\%FolderName%).

      To play the sample Smooth Streaming presentation, you must create a Silverlight player template that contains a media reference to the presentation, and then open the Silverlight template file in a Web browser. For more information, see Smooth Streaming for IIS 7 - Getting Started.