The following protocols are used to manage the high-level exchange of data when streaming Windows Media-based content:
The MMS and RTSP protocols are used in combination with either the UDP or TCP protocols, which are basic networking protocols that manage more fundamental tasks such as network connectivity and packet error correction.
Proxy servers are used when networks are protected by firewalls. The following options for configuring the proxy settings that are used with the selected protocol are displayed in the Configure Protocol dialog box.
|Proxy settings option
|Autodetect proxy settings
|The Player automatically detects proxy server
settings or automatic configuration settings, which are used when
connecting to the Internet.
|Use proxy settings of the Web browser
|When using the HTTP protocol, the Player connects to the Internet by using the proxy settings used by your Web browser.
|Do not use a proxy server
|The Player does not try to communicate with a proxy
server when connecting to the Internet. Typically, this means that
the Player does not receive streaming content from the Internet.
|Use the following proxy server
|The Player connects to the Internet by using the
following options that you specify:
Address. Type the name or IP address of the proxy server that you want to use to connect to the Internet.
Port. Type the port number of the proxy server that you want to use to connect to the Internet, or use the default port for the selected protocol. A proxy server uses the following default port for the selected protocol:
Bypass proxy server for local addresses. Select this option if you do not want the Player to use the proxy server when streams are from your internal network (intranet). Because a proxy server acts as a security barrier between your intranet and the Internet, you may need extra permissions from your system administrator to gain access to Web pages through a proxy server. If you do not use the proxy server, it might be easier and faster for you to gain access to local addresses.
Do not use a proxy server for addresses beginning with. Type the Web addresses that do not need to be accessed through your proxy server. If you want to connect to a computer on your intranet, make sure that you type its address in this box. For example, for a computer named Joe1, type Joe1.
You can use wildcard characters to match domain and host names or addresses, for example, www.*.com; 128.*, 240.*, *mygroup.*, *x*, and so on.