Monthly Archives: August 2008

DNC powered by Silverlight and Move

After all the Olympics madness I nearly forgot the “other” big Silverlight video event happening right now: The Democratic National Convention. Check it out at: http://gallery1.demconvention.com/ The DNC website is providing live streaming HD video coverage of the convention using … Continue reading

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An inside look at NBC Olympics video player

It’s the second week of the Beijing 2008 Olympics and though the press coverage of the NBC Olympics website has been more than thorough, one thing that hasn’t been fully explained is – what exactly are you watching when exploring … Continue reading

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Moonlight 2.0 – Help wanted

Jason Perlow of ZDNet wrote a very supporting article of Silverlight and its handling of the NBC Olympics website, but that’s not the reason why I bring it up here. Jason points out something perhaps less obvious but far more interesting that bears … Continue reading

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Why no full screen mode in the NBC Olympics player?

A very spirited discussion of the pros and cons of the NBCO player’s (lack of) full screen mode is taking place over on the Silverlight forums: http://silverlight.net/forums/p/22318/80644.aspx Microsoft’s Tom Taylor has provided some context and explanation for the controversial design decision.

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NBC Olympics video without Silverlight?

There’s been a lot of rumor on the Internet regarding the NBC Olympics website’s plug-in requirements and OS/browser support, so I thought I’d shed some more light on exactly what is and isn’t supported. The NBCO website specifically lists the … Continue reading

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NBC Olympics 24/7

After more than 8 months of planning and development, full NBC Olympics online video coverage is underway! Anyone living in the U.S. can watch live and archived streaming video of nearly every Olympic event for free by visiting: http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/index.html The reason … Continue reading

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