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DEFINITION: Windows Media Player (WMP) is a software application from Microsoft used to play, store and organize digital audio, images and video. While earlier editions of WMP were released for PCs running a variety of operating systems, currently the software works only on devices running Windows operating systems, including Windows Mobile. WMP uses the WMV, WMA and ASF file formats to encode audio and video  … 
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Streaming and Virtual Hosted Desktop Study
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn what Intel IT found when they compared the impact on servers and the network for both streaming software and virtually hosted computing models.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Intel

The Importance of Delivering a Great Online Video Experience
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: With the increased popularity of online video content, now is the time for publishers to experiment with online video as a new means of storytelling and offering an enhanced experience on their Web sites.
Posted: 07 Mar 2008 | Published: 11 Jul 2007

Akamai Technologies

Application Performance Brief: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Blue Coat Systems provides an end-to-end acceleration solution to regain performance, minimize bandwidth usage, and significantly reduce the time to complete all SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 operations.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

BlueCoat

RTSP: One of the Foundations of Convergence
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a foundation for the current convergence of communications. When implementing RTSP, the multiple port and protocol nature of RTSP makes streaming audio/video difficult to manage. This white paper explains it.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

F5 Networks

Enabling the Profitable Evolution of Mobile Transport to All-IP
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: As demand for mobile multimedia services increase and average revenue per user declines, mobile service providers must transform their networks to profitably support legacy voice and advanced packet-based services. This paper outlines the challenges associated with transforming the mobile transport network.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Alcatel-Lucent

Intel Streaming and Virtual Hosted Desktop Study: Benchmarking Results
sponsored by Dell Wyse
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn what Intel IT found when they compared the impact on servers and the network for both streaming software and virtually hosted computing models.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Dell Wyse

Limelight Networks Content Delivery Network (CDN)
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Whether your goal on the web is to inform, sell, entertain, or persuade, your site needs to meet the expectations of today's Internet users. Rich web pages, rapid fire communications, huge software downloads, and an expanding universe of digital media require a new approach to content delivery. Read this paper to see what Limelight has to offer.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Using the ClearSight Analyzer to Troubleshoot the Top Five VoIP Problems and Troubleshoot Streaming Video
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines each of these problems and addresses how the ClearSight Analyzer can be used to isolate the cause of the problem. Read on to learn so much more.
Posted: 09 Aug 2010 | Published: 09 Aug 2010

Fluke Networks

Guide to Deploying and Troubleshooting Video in the Enterprise
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Recently, a study commissioned by Cisco® Systems made a prediction that added a new word to the lexicon of the network engineer and IT director: zetabyte. The study predicted that by 2013, two-thirds of a zetabyte of video traffic would be on corporate networks.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

Fluke Networks

Considerations for Building Video Chat and Streaming Applications
sponsored by Oxagile
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper stacks up against each other the chat solutions and media servers that will set an underlying base for either custom video streaming or video chat products that you might consider building.
Posted: 07 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Aug 2013

Oxagile
 
 
MEDIA PLAYERS DEFINITION (continued): …  downloaded from the Internet or ripped from compact discs or other storage media. Recent versions of WMP also include the ability to synchronize digital media with a portable media player, like Microsoft's Zune or Creative's Zen, and purchase or rent content from online media stores. Because WMP uses Microsoft's Windows Media DRM, not FairPlay DRM, files encoded using WMP are not compatible with the iPod. Facing increased competition from Apple Computer's iTunes software, Microsoft released Windows Media Player 11 in the fall of 2006. The new version incorporated improved navigation, with graphical … 
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