Tag 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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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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IIS Media Services 3.0 and Player SDK released!

Last week was a big one for Smooth Streaming! IIS Media Services 3.0, the IIS7 media extensions pack containing Smooth Streaming, has completed its 6-month beta development cycle and has been released to Web. You can download it here: http://www.iis.net/extensions/LiveSmoothStreaming Chris … Continue reading

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Microsoft at NAB 2009: IIS Smooth Streaming Released to Web

Last day here at NAB in Las Vegas, so it’s a perfect time to take a look at what we’ve done at NAB this year. Ben Waggoner has put together an excellent summary on his blog: http://on10.net/blogs/benwagg/NAB-Day-1-Smooth-Streaming-released-1080p-in-Silverlight-new-VC-1-and-more/ So the big … Continue reading

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MediaStreamSource Takes On a New Life

When the Silverlight team originally designed the MediaStreamSource API, its main purpose was to allow asynchronous reading of compressed video/audio samples from formats other than ASF. We took full advantage of this API to implement Smooth Streaming support in Silverlight … Continue reading

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