|Issues to Consider|
On your own pages, you may need to direct other users to the Microsoft site so they may use the player to view your content.
All networked computers on campus will already have the Player loaded for student and faculty use.
Network congestion: Network congestion can be seen in stalled playback and performance problems when playing streaming media. This usually means the network is very busy. Though general network congestion is unavoidable, the streaming server attempts to compensate by maintaining a constant connection. In contrast, a web server may simply freeze.
Copyrighted Material: If you plan to use copyrighted material in your presentation, you will need to obtain written permission and submit a copy of that permission to Multimedia Services.
Availability: Once the content has been uploaded to the server, it is available immediately. How long will media be available? Because servers have a finite storage capacity and are shared by many users, a policy has been set that content will be made available to users for up to one year and then it will be removed.
File Protection: Unlike other Internet delivered media files, when users view your streaming media, they are not downloading the file to their computer. The content remains on the server. Besides making the viewing process easier and faster, this also means that the streaming media content can't be downloaded to a user's drive and redistributed.
In general, media files are huge! To reduce them to a manageable size,
streaming media technology compresses each file. This process requires
some compromise as compressing the file sacrifices some audio and video
quality. However, Multimedia Services will work with you to determine
how much data can be eliminated and still deliver clean streaming media
to your audience.
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