These rules and recommendations are subject to change based on future advances in technology and the impact on SMU’s computing and network resources.
It is important to note that any of these rules may change depending on experience gained from the trial stage.
ITS is not responsible for encoding streaming media but will offer assistance in posting and delivery.
Content of streaming media is subject to the same rules and regulations as content of personal and official web pages.
Copyright owner of all streaming media must be clearly displayed.
All streams will use a format compatible with Windows Media Services. Compatible formats typically have .ASF, .WMA, and .WMV extensions.
All streams encoded for "T1 bandwidth" must also have streams available for 56K and 28.8K connections. All streams encoded for 56K connections must also have streams available for 28.8K connections.
Each streaming media user is limited to 1GB of server storage.
Each user is limited to 500Kb/s of total bandwidth.
All streams must be electronically delivered and must already be encoded in streaming media format. Do not send streams by email! Contact the Webmaster's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss electronic delivery first.
After the trial period, streaming media services are limited to usage by faculty members, administrative departments, and academic departments.
Real-time streaming—that is, a stream from a live source—is currently unsupported.
Streaming media must be encoded from the highest available quality source.
Provide a link to a location where users can download the latest version of Windows Media. (As of May 2002, the link is http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp.)