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Scheduling a Unicast publishing point in Windows Media Services

Hi, I need to setup a Publishing Point in Windows Media Services v9 on a Windows 2003 server, to start a unicast program that runs for about 10 minutes. The program will be repeated on the hour five times in a row. I’ve looked at using Task Scheduler to start a batch file but am not sure of the command line switches. Also I’ve considered setting up a playlist, but the timing options on that seem to be relative and not absolute. Any ideas on the best/simplest way to do this?

Many Thanks

George
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WindinthewillowsAuthor Commented:
Ok, I now need this answered ASAP so have put the points up to 500
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Is the program static?  If so, can't you just add 10 minutes of dead space to it and set it to repeat continuously?

Jeff
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Actually, I take that back... if you have SP1 on your server then Windows Media 9 will use an Absolute Playlist Time parameter.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/server/faq.aspx

Jeff
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WindinthewillowsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the pointer Jeff, It was just what I needed to know. If it’s of any use to anyone I created a playlist that streams a jpg first, plays the wmv at 13:30 and then goes back to the jpg again. Here’s the code for the wsx file..

<?wsx version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<smil>
    <media src="C:\WMPub\WMRoot\proseware_leadin.jpg"/>
    <media begin="wallclock( 13:30:00 )" src="C:\wmpub\wmroot\encoder_ad.wmv">
        <clientData CopyRight="2006" author="Microsoft" Title="Encoder Ad"/>
    </media>
    <media src="C:\WMPub\WMRoot\proseware_leadin.jpg"/>
</smil>

Thanks for the help!

George
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Windinthewillows...

Thanks so much for posting back your solution... that's always appreciated!

(Mind if I mention a typo though?  Copyright is one word.  If you do mind then you join the ranks of my friends that tell me I can never leave well enough alone!  :-)  )

Jeff
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