Tag Archives: adaptive streaming

Smooth Streaming White Paper

I know that many of you have been reading my blog for information about IIS Smooth Streaming. I’ve posted a series of posts on that topic, but sometimes blog posts can be difficult to aggregate. So if you’re looking for … Continue reading

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Smooth Streaming Architecture

As described in the previous two posts, Smooth Streaming is Microsoft’s implementation of HTTP-based adaptive streaming, which is a hybrid media delivery method. It acts like streaming, but is in fact based on HTTP progressive download. The HTTP downloads are performed … Continue reading

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The Birth of Smooth Streaming

In my last post I talked about the history of multi-bitrate streaming and how we got from RTSP and HTTP streaming back to HTTP download as the primary media web distribution mechanism. In this post we’ll take a closer look … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Multi-Bitrate Streaming

It’s been a while since I last posted. Probably the most significant news from Microsoft regarding Silverlight media since IBC (when we announced H.264/AAC support in Silverlight 3) has been on the IIS and Expression fronts. The Expression Encoder team … Continue reading

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