Fundamentals of Programming the Microsoft® Windows Media® Platform

Fundamentals of Programming the Microsoft® Windows Media® Platform
Published:September 24, 2003Language:English
Author:Seth McEvoyTechnology:Programming
Length:448 PagesISBN 13:9780735619111

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About The BookBuild broadcast-ready applications—with guidance from a Windows Media expert.

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 Internet
  • Create a custom version of Windows Media Encoder to convert MP3, WAV, AVI, and other multimedia files to the Windows Media format
  • Program the server that runs on Windows Media Services to publish files on demand, broadcast unicast streams, and multicast to all listeners at once
  • Develop unique UIs for Windows Media Player using banners, borders, embedded Web pages, and the skin programming language
  • Add the Player to a Web site and a Web site to the Player
  • Make the encoder, server, and Player work together to create end-to-end multimedia applications
  • Build an Internet radio station with dynamic playlists that respond to listener requestsGet sample programs, music files, utilities, and more on CDCD features:
  • Programs and forms for all the book’s examples
  • Sample music files to encode, serve, or play
  • Essential Windows Media utilities, including Windows Media Encoder
  • Complete Windows Media 9 Series Jumpstart CD contents, including demos of multichannel audio, high definition video, and fast streaming
  • Fully searchable eBook
  • About Seth McEvoySeth McEvoy is the author of more than 30 books and has been a writer and editor at Microsoft for the past 12 years. His most recent book is Windows Media Player for Microsoft Windows XP. He is currently working in the Windows Media Division of Microsoft. His hobbies include writing children’s books, composing space music, and gardening on San Juan Island.
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