Using Media Services to produce an .asx file that is playable in Windows Media Player


  • Hi, 

    Thank you for reading this post. I am trying to integrate streaming media into our Digital Signage Server (Netpresenter). 

    I've setup a Win2008 R2 server with IIS, IIS Smooth Streaming and IIS Media Services 4 as per micosoft's documentation. I am sending content via MS Expression Encoder (licensed) to the streaming server. I've tested this and it works (ie - opened a browser, entered my URL -

    Our digital signage solution is a bit specific and requires an .asx file format. I understand that .asx is an instruction file (or playlist) that must contain links to content. How can I produce an .asx file for my stream?

    Thank you very much for you reply.


    Tariq Khan

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:49 PM


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  • ASX files are typically used with Windows Media Services and Windows Media Player.  ASX files are just playlists for playing WMV videos coming from WMS.  Is it actually a WMV video file that is required?
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5:29 PM
  • Hello, 

    Thank you very much for your reply. My apologies for not having replied earlier. For last year's event, I decided to revert to Windows Encoder 9 and to send an appropriate stream to my digital signage server.

    The quality was adequate but lacking. I plan to improve on that and hence, revisit (our already purchased) MS Expressions Encoder.

    I shall read the docmentation on creating an ASX file. If I have problems, I'll post here.

    Thank you once more.



    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:13 AM