Friday, November 07, 2008

IIS Media Pack 1.0 – Helps make IIS7 a happy, media serving, camper

Microsoft Downloads - IIS Media Pack 1.0 - 32-bit/IIS Media Pack 1.0 - 64-bit 

File Name: IISMedia32.msi
Version: 1.0
Date Published: 11/7/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 712 KB


File Name: IISMedia64.msi
Version: 1.0
Date Published: 11/7/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 931 KB

“IIS Media Pack 1.0 provides media-specific extensions that make delivering media from IIS simple, and cost-effective.  Building on the security, reliability and manageability of IIS 7.0, IIS Media Pack protects media assets as it increases scalability by supporting more concurrent users per server.  IIS supports all media file types, including WMV, FLV, and MP4, and provides a great way to use your existing Web infrastructure to deliver compelling rich media content to clients such as Microsoft Silverlight.

With IIS 7.0 and IIS Media Pack 1.0, you can:

  • Save bandwidth costs by throttling the speed at which content is downloaded
  • Decrease network traffic by metering your media deliveries
  • Monetize media assets with Web playlists that personalize content and prevent ad skipping
  • Intelligently deliver multiple media formats from a single server, including .wmv, .flv, and .mp4 files


This is one of those, “I know I’m going to need this one day” posts. Plus I’ve not seen this mentioned much, so…


Update #1 11/7/2008 @ 8:00 PM PST:

Some more details on this release.

Chris Knowlton's Blog - IIS Media Pack 1.0 Released

“Following up on our Smooth Streaming announcement last week, today we released IIS Media Pack 1.0! This first release of the IIS Media Pack features two IIS 7.0 extensions that focus on the intelligent delivery of video and audio to end users: Bit Rate Throttling, and Web Playlists.

Bit Rate Throttling

Bit Rate Throttling gives Web server administrators the ability to automatically meter the delivery of 11 built-in media file types, including Windows Media Video (.wmv), Flash Video (.flv), and MPEG-4 (.mp4) files.

Web Playlists

Web Playlists let you deliver server-controlled media playlists from your Web server infrastructure, rather than using a dedicated streaming server. …”

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