Multicast Plug-in for Silverlight downloadable on Codeplex
Average: 0Dubbed Project Starlight, the Multicast plug-in for Silverlight native browser plug-in has been announced on the Silverlight Team blog, explained in detail on Ben Waggoner's blog and released with sourcecode on Codeplex.
Silverlight Migration Guide Published
Average: 0Sometimes I blog to make it easy for me to find a URL later. This is one of those times. We’ve published a new whitepaper at Streamingmedia.com, the “Silverlight Migration Guide: Upgrading Your Windows Media Player Online Experiences.” It’s written by long-time Windows Media and Silverlight experts…
Moonlight 1.0 is released!
Average: 0Great news – the full Moonlight 1.0 has been released. I talked about the beta back in the fall. We used the beta for the Presidential Inauguration, (further details in this Channel 9 interview). Moonlight is an open source implementation of Silverlight, built from the public specifications, based…
The Hopefully Definitive "is VC-1 compatible with WMV 9?" FAQ
Average: 0Once I’ve answered the same question in three different emails, I figure it’s time to blog it. By that metric, I should have blogged this about 17 times over by now! Is VC-1 the same as Windows Media Video 9?Yes, the big picture: VC-1 is the SMPTE standardized version (SMPTE 421M) of Windows Media…
8-way multithreading in Windows 7
Average: 0Windows 7 Beta is out today. It’s free to participate in, so if you’re interested, please check it out and give us feedback. To whet the appetites of my compressionist friends, one much-requested new feature in the Format SDK .dll in Windows 7: It now can go up to 8-way threading, compared to the…
Sync Windows Mobile With Media Center
Average: 0The Digital Lifestyle blog recently pointed us to a post that explained how you could sync recorded TV on your DVR with your Windows Mobile device. This is something that no other smartphones are capable of doing, notes Adam Lein of pocketnow.com. Instead of buying expensive videos and TV programs,…
What’s New With Windows Media Center in Windows 7
Average: 0In Windows 7, Windows Media Center is getting a makeover. Nothing too radical is changing, and that’s good, because WMC is a pretty solid program already. Some of the biggest changes involve the back-end and how content is moved across the network. The new code reflects this shift towards more…
H.264 and AAC support coming in Silverlight
Average: 0So, our big IBC press announcement went out this morning. Lots of blog-worthy stuff in there, but as a compression nerd, it's the codec stuff I'm going to talk about first. The big news is that, yes, we're going to add support for MPEG-4 to Silverlight, in the version coming after the…
What a difference a half-decade makes! Live VC-1 today and at launch
Average: 0A recent conversation over at the Streaming Media Advanced list sparked a rant from me about the importance of comparing implementations of codecs, not just codecs. To that end, I thought I'd do a demo to show how much improvement there's been in Windows Media since the launch of Windows Media 9…
Video4Ever - School Sports Online
Average: 0When I was at the NAB show earlier this month, I met Dan Gustafson from Video4Ever who proceded to show me the coolest Silverlight application for watching high school sporting events and including scoreboard/event data.