Specify the protocols and ports that Windows Media Player
can use to receive a stream and how each protocol operates
||The Player receives streams through the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and
the Hypertext Transfer Protocol
(HTTP). It can also receive a multicast stream.
By default, all streaming protocol options are selected, so that a Windows Media server can establish the optimal connection to the Player, depending upon its environment. Because the Player can receive files by using a variety of protocols, it is recommended that you select all protocols.
|Use ports <port number> to receive data||If you specify that the Player receive streams by using UDP, enter the range of UDP ports that the Player can use. Consult with your network or firewall administrator to establish the specific port range that allows streaming content to pass by using UDP.|
|Configure||Select a protocol in the list (HTTP,
MMS, or RTSP), and then click the Configure
button to change the proxy settings of the selected protocol. For
more information, see Configuring protocols.