Specifying access to the content

To connect to the content, the player must be directed to the URL of the content. This URL will be included in the announcement file created by the wizard.

  • URL to content. The URL displayed in the text box contains the default control protocol, the Domain Name System (DNS) name of the Windows Media server, and the location of the content on the server, such as a publishing point or a publishing point and a file name.

Click Modify to modify the server name used in the announcement file. For more information, see Modifying the server name.


If you are sourcing your content from a directory or playlist and have enabled the Enable access to directory content using wildcards property on the Properties tab, the URL of the content can use an asterisk (*) wildcard character to replace the file name or the file name and extension; for example *.wma, or .. It cannot be used to replace portions of a file name or extension.