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Windows Media Services (WMS) is a streaming media server from Microsoft that allows an administrator to generate streaming media (audio/video). Only Windows Media, JPEG, and MP3 formats are supported. WMS is the successor of NetShow Services. In addition to streaming, WMS also has the ability to cache and record streams, enforce authentication, impose various connection limits, restrict access, use multiple protocols, generate usage statistics, and apply forward error correction (FEC). It can also handle a high number of concurrent connections making it ideal[weasel words] for content providers. Streams can also be distributed between servers as part of a distribution network where each server ultimately feeds a different network/audience. Both unicast and multicast streams are supported (multicast streams also utilize a proprietary and partially encrypted Windows Media Station (*.nsc) file for use by a player.) Typically, Windows Media Player is used to decode and watch/listen to the streams, but other players are also capable of playing unencrypted Windows Media content (Microsoft Silverlight, VLC, MPlayer, etc.). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Windows Media Services)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'wms': 1 (0.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'wms' across all Ariadne articles: 1
  • Average number of references to 'wms' per Ariadne article: 1.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'wms': 2006-04
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  1. maureen pennock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. marieke guy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. julie allinson (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference

Julie Allinson, Marieke Guy and Maureen Pennock find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.

April 2006, issue47, event report

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