Set Top Box with Windows Streaming Video??

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by KevinSysAdmin, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Hi All,

    I am looking for a set-top box (STB) that would be able to decode streams
    from my publishing point on Win2K3. We currently are decoding the streams
    using a computer and Windows Media Player 11, but would like to replace the
    computer with a STB. We are trying to make it simplier to operate for the
    user. This is being used in a K-12 public school.

    Thanks - Kevin
    KevinSysAdmin, Sep 11, 2007
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  2. I'm going to ask around. Somebody I know did similar projects and
    might have a few suggestions. Could be a few days though.

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Sep 11, 2007
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  3. KevinSysAdmin

    Mike Lowery Guest

    Simpler to operate, how? Why does that require a STB?
    Mike Lowery, Sep 14, 2007
  4. Hi Mike,

    We wanted to mount 42" LCD monitors to three walls in a cafeteria.
    Currently we would need to install 3 computers, XP OS, keyboard, mouse and
    then try to figure a way to mount the computer? By using a set-top box, this
    would only have one function, to recieve the announcements from the streaming
    server. I have two of these setup now, but sometimes the computer
    malfunctions and a teacher is required to reboot the unit.

    I wanted to use a Media Extender, but all the documenation I've read says it
    only supports Windows XP 2005 Media Edition or Vista. I'm not sure if this
    is entirely true. Does Vista/XP Media Edition use something different than
    WMV format and announcement files?

    KevinSysAdmin, Sep 15, 2007
  5. KevinSysAdmin

    Mike Lowery Guest

    I haven't used Windows Media Edition so can't speak to that.

    You might consider buying a high-end PDA. They can display Windows Media
    streams. You'd have to find one that could connect to an external monitor
    Mike Lowery, Sep 17, 2007
  6. That is a good idea. Never thought of that. Thanks!
    KevinSysAdmin, Sep 17, 2007
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