2.5.6 Discover Media Server URLs - Media Player Client
In this use case, a web server is configured to host redirector files or webpages with URLs to the media server content.
Context of use: To discover media server URLs by configuring a web server to host pages and redirector flies, such as .asx files and .nsc files, for providing links to the media server content. This use case is illustrated in the following diagram.
Figure 13: Use case diagram for discovering media server URLs
Goal: To provide media server content URLs by using a web server.
Media player client
The media player client is the primary actor. It is the application that renders the media stream that is provided by the media server. This is the primary interface to the Media Streaming Server (MSS) system for the end user.
The media server is the supporting actor. It is the server that receives media from an encoder and streams it to the media player clients. The media server can act as an origin server or as a distribution server.
The web server is the supporting actor. The web server can receive logging messages from the media player client.
The media server has content available to be streamed, and the URL is known.
The web server and media server are on networks that are available to the media player client.
Main Success Scenario
Trigger: The administrator enables content for streaming as described in section 2.5.3.
The media player client configures the web server to host redirector files or webpages with URLs to the media server content.
The media player client discovers the media server URL. Failure to host valid redirection does not prevent the media server from streaming.
The administrator can find the URL on the web server.