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Cisco IPTV VOD using multiple Download rates

Hi All,

Has anyone set IPTV up so that a user requesting a VOD file has a choice of bandwidths to choose from? Real Server has the ability to embed the player in a web page and the file can be recorded at multiple frame/data rates to facilitate this. I haven't found much documentation on this stuff. I can get the VOD Documents to display in a helper app web page but have had no success getting the Plugins to work. Any information would be appreciated.

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Re: Cisco IPTV VOD using multiple Download rates

You may need to get with Cisco directly to see if this is possible.

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Re: Cisco IPTV VOD using multiple Download rates

The IPTV software does not facilitate the single-file/multi-bandwidth streaming video. I believe your only choice (using only Cisco Software) would be several files, each rendered to accommodate different bandwidths.

As an alternative, MS Windows IIS video server DOES support that file type, and can be set up to dovetail into the Cisco IPTV content management and distribution.

I agree, the documentation for setting up a plug-in is less-than-stellar, especially for folks that are not well educated in the ways of Web or ASP programming. I got it to work after fiddling with it. What worked for me was to get the "Program ID" from the Content Manager (a 10 digit number for VOD, 5 digit filename with an ".sdp" extension for "Live" / scheduled programs) and passing that to the CGI using the complete URL of where the content resides.

Example:

BGCOLOR="#0099ff">

PUT YOUR TITLE HERE

WIDTH=450 HEIGHT=450 classid="CLSID:364752D0-9065-11D2-8210-0060B0F139BD"

type="application/x-oleobject">

http://IPTV-2-SK/servlet/CMPublish?Type=OD&ProgID=1019245737">

SRC="http://IPTV-2-SK/servlet/CMPublish?Type=OD&ProgID=1019245737"

name="IPTVPlayer"

WIDTH=450 HEIGHT=450

ResizeVideo=true

invokeURLs=false

ShowMiscToolbar=true

ShowSurfToolbar=true>

The above example is for a VOD MPEG1 video. The number used for the "ProgID" is the 10 digit number I mentioned above.

This would be for a "Live" (Scheduled) program:

bgcolor="#0099ff">

IPTV Web: Lab Cameras

width="400"

height="400"

classid="CLSID:364752D0-9065-11D2-8210-0060B0F139BD"

type="application/x-oleobject">

http://IPTV-2-SK/cgi-bin/iptv/download.pl/13569.sdp">

SRC="http://IPTV-2-SK/cgi-bin/iptv/download.pl/13569.sdp"

name="IPTVPlayer"

width="400"

height="400"

ShowMiscToolbar="false"

ShowSurfToolbar="false">

The 5 digit number (which is really a filename with a ".sdp" extension) is the program ID that you'd get from the Content Manager ("Review" the program, the program ID is listed).

Good Luck

Scott

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