The Flumotion Configuration Assistant is useful for a simple examples such as this, or to generate fragments of configuration files with the Export Configuration menu item. A real streaming system would often be more complicated and must be defined via XML configuration files. For instance, you may need to supply content for multiple client players (multiple codecs) and different bandwidths (different quality levels). You will also need to set up the Flumotion system as a service to run at start up. You can read more about these issues in the Deployment chapter.

The Flumotion Administration window also has an Import Configuration menu item. This is only useful for viewing the results of your edits to the XML files while creating a full Flumotion configuration. To administer a real running system you should instead just connect to a running Manager.