Data Transfer Protocols

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

In Windows Media Services, data transfer protocols are used to stream Windows Media-based content to clients. You can configure Control Protocol plug-ins in Windows Media Services to manage these protocols that control communication between the Windows Media server and clients. You can use these plug-ins to configure Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), protocols that handle the high-level exchange of data. You can also use these plug-ins to configure User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), protocols that manage more fundamental tasks such as network connectivity and packet error correction. For more information, see About data transfer protocols.


Event ID Source Message



Windows Media Services cannot bind to TCP port %1. The port is being used by another service.



Windows Media Services cannot accept client connections on port %1. A control protocol plug-in failed.

Windows Media Services Plug-ins

Streaming Media Services