Add Playlist Provider Dialog Box

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Use the Add Playlist Provider dialog box to add a custom provider to Web Playlists.

UI Element List

Element Name Description

File name extension

Type the file name extension, with or without the preceding period, to create a handler mapping for the extension for which the Web Playlists handler will process a response.


(Optional) Type a brief description that describes what the custom playlist provider does. The description can help you distinguish it from other custom providers that are displayed on the Playlist Providers feature page.

Program ID

Enter the Component Object Model (COM) program ID (ProgID) in the custom provider code that Web Playlists uses to detect and load the custom provider at runtime.

File-based handler

If your custom provider stores playlist information in a file, select this check box so that the IIS request-processing pipeline can use the file information to deliver the bit stream to your clients.


When Web Playlists is installed on 64–bit computers, select one of the following Bitness options that specifies how the custom provider should run on the computer:

  • 32–bit (WoW64). The custom provider runs as a 32–bit process in the Windows–32–on–Windows–64 (WoW64) compatibility layer on this computer. When you select this option, the WoW64 subsystem creates a 32–bit environment for the custom provider to run in.

  • 64–bit. The custom provider runs as a 64–bit process on this computer.

  • 32–bit and 64–bit. The custom provider can run as either a 32–bit process or as a 64–bit process on this computer.

See Also


Playlist Providers Page