Thanks to Scott Schnoll for the tip: Microsoft has released the first beta of its "Windows Media On-Demand Producer 1.0," a streaming media content creation program. Windows Media On-Demand Producer, which was co-developed with Sonic Foundry, includes a variety of useful media-related functionality, including:

  • WAV/AVI conversion to ASF (Media Player's native format).

  • Range of data rates, from low-speed dial-up to high-speed connections.

  • Video previews.

  • Publishing Wizard for ASX files and HTML templates.

  • And more.
For more information about this product, and a free download, please visit the Windows Media On-Demand Producer Web site