Live Smooth Streaming Page

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

Use the Live Smooth Streaming feature page to configure caching and archiving options for Live Smooth Streaming. The settings that you make on this page apply to all of the Live Smooth Streaming publishing points on the Web server.

UI Element List

The following UI elements are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

Server Cache Settings

Use the Server Cache Settings area to configure output caching to improve Web server performance and to reduce latency in the HTTP response to clients.

Element Name Description

Enable server cache

Uses the Output Caching feature settings in IIS Manager to cache live stream metadata, the first time the stream is requested by a client. This reduces latency in the HTTP response to subsequent clients that request the same live stream. For more information about how to configure output caching, see Configuring Output Caching in IIS 7.

Cache timeout interval

Enter a time, in seconds, that specifies how long the live stream metadata is cached.

Archive Settings

Use the Archive Settings area to specify the root directory where the live streams are saved as a Smooth Streaming presentation for later on-demand viewing.


You must enable the Archive media option for a publishing point so that it can archive live streams to the root directory. For more information, see Add/Edit Publishing Point Dialog Box.

Element Name Description

Archive path

By default, Live Smooth Streaming archives live streams to %SystemDrive%\inetpub\media\archives for publishing points that have archiving enabled. To archive live streams to a different directory on the local computer, enter a physical path, such as C:\Archive. To archive live streams to a remote share, enter the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path, such as \\Server\Share. Optionally, click Browse to locate and select a directory folder on the local computer or remote share.

The IIS_IUSRS group on the Web server must have Read and Write permissions to the new directory.

Client Cache Settings

Use the Client Cache Settings area to control how client browsers and proxy servers cache the live streams returned by the Web server.

Element Name Description

Enable client cache

Enables caching of live streams by clients, according to caching rules specified in Cache-Control header.

Cache-Control header

Enter a Cache-Control header directive to be included in the HTTP header response sent to clients. The Cache-Control header directive specifies the conditions and restrictions for caching live streams on the client. For a list of valid directives that you can enter, see Cache-Control.

Actions Pane Elements

Element Name Description


Applies the changes that you made.


Cancels the changes that you made.

See Also


Live Smooth Streaming Publishing Points Page