Editing announcement metadata

By adding metadata to your announcement file (the file with an .asx file name extension), you can provide information that will appear in the captioning area of Windows Media Player when users receive the content. You can also specify the location to which the Player sends client log information. All entries on this wizard page are optional.

  • Title. Type the name of the content you are announcing.

  • Author. Type the producer of the content you are announcing.

  • Copyright. Type the legal owner of the copyright of the content you are announcing.

  • Banner. Type the location of the banner that you want to appear in the banner area of the player.

  • LogURL. Type the location of the Web server to which the Player posts log files for this content. The URL must point to a Web server that can process logging requests. For example, the LogURL can be to an ISAPI application such as http://example.microsoft.com/logs/wmsiislog.dll, a CGI script such as http://example.microsoft.com/cgi-bin/script.pl, or an ASP page such as http://example.microsoft.com/logs/log_page.asp. If you are posting logs to a secure Web server, you should use the https:// prefix.

    When a player connects to a unicast stream, it submits log data back to the Windows Media server. By including a value for this property in your announcement file, the player submits two sets of log data: one to the Windows Media server and one to the Web server you specify in LogURL.

    If you are announcing a multicast stream and have already specified the URL of a Web server on the Multicast Logging page, you can leave this property blank or specify an additional Web server. The URL of the Web server specified on the Multicast Logging page is saved to the multicast information file, while this URL is saved to the announcement file. If the same Web server address is specified on both pages, the log files will be submitted to the Web server twice.


If you want to submit logging information to additional Web servers, you can add the following syntax to the .asx file by using a text editor:
<LOGURL HREF="http://web_server/log_folder/logging_page" />