Streaming to multiple tvs

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Nuz, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Nuz

    Nuz Guest

    Hi,
    I need a solution. Here is the problem. In my environment I have 12 TVs. I
    would like to stream advertising/controlled content to each of these tv's.
    The content could be different for each TV. I would like all that to be
    controlled from a windows box (windows 2003, windows media server, etc).
    What do I need? How can I connect 12 TV's to a single PC? What hardware
    allows this.

    Thanks
     
    Nuz, Jul 27, 2007
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  2. Nuz

    Mike Lowery Guest

    First off, TVs don't display streams they display NTSC or PAL or HDTV signals.
    So you're going to need a Windows Media decoder (Media Player) for each stream
    before it gets to the TV.

    Are you planning to create the streams? Your question isn't clear. Assuming
    yes, you'll possibly need Windows Media Encoder and Window Media Services.
    You need a video card (or cards) that can render 12 different displays. I've
    seen something like this but not sure what hardware was used.
     
    Mike Lowery, Jul 27, 2007
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  3. Nuz

    Nuz Guest

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the response.

    The content will be created so that it can be played via windows media
    player on any windows box.

    Does the window media services allow you to control multiple different
    streams?

    For example I have 12 different video (mpeg2?) files on my file system. Will
    the windows media services allow me to control each one at the same time?

    Is there a webcast on windows media services capabalities anywhere?

    Thanks
     
    Nuz, Jul 27, 2007
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  4. 12x XBox might be cheaper than 12x PC's ;-)

    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Jul 27, 2007
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  5. Nuz

    Mike Lowery Guest

    Yes, depending on what you mean by "control".
    Not sure, but there is plenty of info at
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/productstechnologies.mspx.
     
    Mike Lowery, Jul 27, 2007
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