Multicast streaming

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Multicast streaming plug-ins enable the distribution of content using multicast streaming. Windows Media Services contains the following multicast streaming plug-in:

WMS Multicast Data Writer


If the properties for this plug-in are disabled, you must stop the broadcast publishing point before making any modifications. After modifying this plug-in you must run the Multicast Announcement Wizard again to update the multicast information (.nsc) file with your changes before restarting the publishing point.


Windows Media Services supports IPv6. IPv6 is the newest version of the Internet Protocol and was designed to accommodate increasing demand for unique IP addresses. IPv6 increases the IP address size from 32 bits to 128 bits to support more levels of addressing hierarchy and a greater number of addressable nodes. Not all networks are configured to use IPv6, but Windows Media Services will automatically use IPv6 when it is available.

See Also


Delivering content as a multicast stream
Working with the Multicast Announcement Wizard

Other Resources

Microsoft Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)