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How to Set Up Microsoft's Expression Encoder for Windows Media
Note: Microsoft Expression Encoder is available as a free download from Microsoft. Before installing Expression Encoder, you will also need to download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework Runtime 4.0.
Setting up your Windows Media Server
Note:If you do not have a Windows Media server on SpacialNet, skip this section.
Windows Media with Microsoft Expression Encoder works in push (recommended) or pull mode. For push distribution, the encoder connects to your server to deliver the broadcast. For pull distribution, Windows Media Server will actually connect to your system. In order to use pull distribution, the server must know where to find you. Keep that in mind when setting up your stream.
Configure your Windows Media Server Account
To configure your stream host account go to: http://www.spacialnet.com/broadcasters/streamhost.list.html
The quickest way to set up your stream would be with Push Distribution. To make setup as painless as possible, use this option if possible. From your Windows Media Stream host account:
Note: This type of setup takes more time and effort. If you choose to have a Push Distribution, please skip this option.
To find out your current IP, click on the 'Detect IP' link on the side
of the page or visit http://www.spacialnet.com/broadcasters/tools.ip.html.
Click update to push changes to server.
You might also need to open the Port in your firewall, or "port forward" the port in your router. Once your encoder is running go and visit our port tester at http://www.spacialnet.com/broadcasters/tools.port.html. From there you can check to see if port 3690 is available.
If our test shows this port as closed then you are most likely behind a firewall/router/nat and it will need to be configured with a port forward for TCP on port 3690 to your internal IP address of the encoder.
Setting up Windows Expression Encoder
To set up Microsoft Expression Encoder with your SpacialNet Windows Media stream hosting account:
You should now be broadcasting on your Windows Media streaming account.