Category Archives: Silverlight

Silverlight and Its Role In the Future of Microsoft Media

“The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain* It’s been two months since version 5 of Microsoft Silverlight was released to the web. If you haven’t installed it already, you can get the latest version here. For the first … Continue reading

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H2 2011 Product Update Roundup

It’s been a while since I updated the blog, so I will take this opportunity to bring everyone up to speed on the more recent Microsoft Media Platform product updates: November 9, 2011 Player Framework version 1.0 for HTML5 is … Continue reading

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SMF 2.5 with 3D video support coming soon

Bob Cowherd from Vertigo Software has put together a nice blog post about one of the cool new features going into SMF 2.5:  stereoscopic 3D video support. We will ship SMF with a sample red-cyan anaglyph plugin, while NVIDIA will … Continue reading

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Transcoding 101 Roundtable, MIX 2011 and NAB 2011

A bit of shameless promotion: On Thursday, March 24th, I’ll be participating in a roundtable web event titled “Transcoding Methodology 101″ hosted by Streaming Media. Joining me will be Kevin Louden (Telestream), Charlie Good (Wowza) and Jon Robbins (Rhozet). The … Continue reading

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IIS Media How-To Resources

If you are new to IIS Media Services and Smooth Streaming, IIS.net/media is the website for you. However, finding relevant technology and deployment information on IIS.net can be somewhat cumbersome since it’s a wiki-styled site and a lot of the … Continue reading

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IIS Media 4.0, SMF 2.3, RCE 1.0 SP1 and More

It’s been too long since my last post, so I thought I’d get warmed up and back into blogging form by posting something about recent releases on the Microsoft media platform. After PDC 2010 in November which focused on new … Continue reading

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NASCAR Racing in 3D on Your PC!

On July 3rd at 7:30 pm ET, you will be able to experience for the first time a live streaming event in 3D using just Silverlight and NVIDIA 3D Vision! We have teamed up with Turner Sports, NVIDIA and iStreamPlanet to bring … Continue reading

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Now available: Expression Encoder 4, IIS Media Services 4.0 Beta, SSME 1.0, SMF 2.0 RC1, Olympics case studies

While most of the world is on a collective vacation watching the World Cup, media teams at Microsoft have been busy at work. And watching the World Cup. Released this month: Expression Studio 4, which of course includes Expression Encoder … Continue reading

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Smooth Streaming 3D concept previewed at NAB

NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show 2010 wrapped up yesterday in Las Vegas. Among the Silverlight and Smooth Streaming announcements and demos at this year’s NAB were: Silverlight availability on Broadcom and Intel systems-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, which will enable set-top-box … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Football Case Study

Remember NBC Sunday Night Football? Microsoft has just released a detailed case study of the SNF project describing the partners, products, tools and workflow used to deliver the final solution. You can check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006602 http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/808/sunday-night-football-live-in-hd-with-microsoft-silverlight-3-and-iis-smooth-streaming/ I believe … Continue reading

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