For fallback on machines without Silverlight, we are testing a flash player that supports Microsoft's smooth streaming format... seems to work... I'm just not very familiar with flash, so not sure if it should work for everyone
the video content is very curious, where is it from, I'm interesting in seeing the full version of it
Yep, same here. Nothing but an empty rectangle being displayed. Are you using HTML 5 as the primary player and Flash as the fallback or is Silverlight the primary? If Silverlight is the primary then is will be a no-go on WP8. I've used the jquery based jplayer for streaming media and it works on all platforms I've tested it on, even WP7. I'm not sure how it works with MS Streaming Media though.
Because it's just the flash player, looking at the page source
@blowdart: @Jim Young: @FuncOfT: Hey folks, this is just a test of the Flash player (as blowdart noticed), not a test of a full fallback path. This is also intended only for live broadcasts (like the upcoming TechEd NA keynote, or Build 2013), which means that we wouldn't be able to fallback to HTML 5 on the phone (it doesn't support any form of live stream using HTML 5).
For live broadcasts we start with Silverlight, fallback to Flash, fallback to HTML 5 with HLS (for iOS devices) and then finally fallback to a secondary stream that is generated as a WMV that will play on Windows Phone.
For on-demand (everything else here on Channel 9), we go Silverlight, HTML 5 (with H264 and webm files to cover most browsers), then Flash, then a direct link to the WMV or the MP4 depending on the OS of the user.
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