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Chapter 12. Real Media > RealServer Metafiles

RealServer Metafiles

After you generate your Shockwave Flash and RealAudio files, you have to create a metafile that lists the URLs of the files. A Web page links to the metafile, rather than to the actual media files. When a user clicks the Web page's hyperlink, the meta-file is passed to the client's RealPlayer, which then requests the actual presentation files from the RealServer.

A metafile is a simple text file that defines the URLs of the media files in an unusual format. A metafile contains a single pointer that shows RealPlayer where both the animation and audio file are located, as in the following example:


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