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Released: May 26, 2009
Updated: May 27, 2009 by mpoindexter
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Release Notes

Preview release. The code is still undergoing QA, but this represents the current state of development.

Changes in this release:
  • Implement source specific multicast for Windows platforms. Preliminary research shows that Mac does not provide this functionality.
  • Add debug logging to sample player for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Improve handling of files with little or no buffering information.

There are three components:
1.) ActiveX dll (MulticastProxyActiveX.dll). To install, copy the DLL locally and register it using regsvr32. You could also modify SamplePlayer.html to reference the DLL and have IE prompt to allow it to run.
2.) NPAPI dll (npstarlight.dll). To install, copy to your Firefox plugins directory.
3.) Server side components ( Unzip on a web server and create a virtual directory pointing to the unzipped structure.

Assuming the virtual directory is “multicast”, navigate to http://server/multicast/SamplePlayer.html using a machine that has the native components and the Silverlight runtime version 2.0 installed.

The sample player page has a simple text box to add stream URL. You can use the controls on the page to build a client side playlist, and then hit the Play button. When Play is clicked, the media element on the player page should begin playing all urls in the playlist in order. If the url points to an NSC file, the multicast plugin will detect this and begin playing the multicast stream. If it points to a unicast url, the player will attempt to play the unicast url directly.

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