After spending more of my Saturday than I care to remember pulling up Scotch Broom
at my parent's weekend place in Sandy, OR
, I'm happy to return to some good compression news that's not so nearly hard on the knees.
I've had a lot of requests for a way to directly access the WMV files in my demos I host up on Silverlight Streaming
. They've activated "HTTP endpoint for videos hosted in Silverlight Streaming
URLs come out as :http://silverlight.services.live.com/accountId/fileSet/fileName.wmv
- accountId is your Silverlight Streaming account ID; check the Manage Account page to find it
- fileSet is the folder name where your video file is stored; you can see the list of folders in your Silverlight Streaming account in the Manage Videos page
- fileName.wmv is the video file name
For a demo, I've finally gotten around to fixing the audio sync for the Streaming Media All-Stars demo
, in prepration for the article Streaming Media Magazine
will be publishing about the workflow.
So, by example, here's the Silverlight link:http://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/31260/SMAllStarsFix/iframe.html
And the link to the file directly:http://silverlight.services.live.com/31260/SMAllStarsFix/smAllStars_audiofix.wmv
In other news, they've also got a new "Robust uploader for Silverlight Streaming videos
" for Silverlight 2 Beta users. It allows pauses and resumes of video uploads. I don't use the uploader myself much (my whole reason for existing being largely based on doing my own encodes). However, one thing a lot of folks don't know about the uploader is that it won't recompress files that meet the basic Silverlight Streaming specs (something like 640x480 and 1.4 Mbps or less).