Web Technologies, Rich media and random musings
We announced a release of a final version of Smooth Streaming Plugin for Open Source Media Framework (OSMF). Please read Cenk's blog post for details. Here is a quick blurb from Cenk's post: We are pleased to announce that Windows Azure Media Services...(read more)
I hope you have already seen the blog post from our team announcing the Smooth Streaming release to accompany Windows 8 Release Preview here . As Cenk blogs, we are very excited about this release and hope you all will build compelling rich media experiences...(read more)
At NAB 2012 in April, we announced an initial list of partners that licensed Smooth Streaming Client Porting Kit (link). Today, Roku announced that the support for Smooth Streaming is publicly available for Roku 2, Roku LT and Roku HD devices with version Roku software version 4.7. This update will be pushed to these devices in next 48 hours. You can get more details on their blog.
Cenk on the media team blogged about how to create a simple Metro app using standard video element that can consume Smooth Streaming content.
On Wednesday, February 29, Windows division proudly unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release to the world.
This is a great video that summarizes the essence of SCRUM in a very short video. Very to the point and effective.
I gave this talk at Microsoft PDC 09 but it is still very relevant so I thought I should share this with the readers of this blog.
We recently announced the release of IIS Smooth Streaming Client 1.1 for Windows Phone 7 (link). Shortly after, Microsoft also announced release of client’s companion Silverlight Media Framework (SMF) 2.2 (link). SMF utilizes the client and offers easier app development for Windows Phone 7 through rich controls. I would not get into this more at this point of time. You can always find more documentation on that online.
I had to share this. This is so funny and yet very true. I have seen this happening around me.
We released the Beta 2 for the IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit (SSPDK) that contains the SmoothStreamingMediaElement (SSME) interface. With this release we added a fun new feature. We refer to this as Composite Manifest Support for Rough Cut Editing. The idea is simple:
- I have many clips but want to create a composite clip taking relevant portions from these clips.
- I have a large clip from an NBA game, I want to create a highlight for this game.
Today, we are very both excited and pleased to announce and release a Beta 2 of IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit (SSPDK) 1.0. With this release are adding support for Fast Forward/Rewind and Rough Cut Editing scenarios in addition to other features. Please see details below.
SSPDK is intended to aid the development of rich Smooth Streaming players and experiences.
I must admit that I have spent a lot of time on my online farm growing grapes and coffee. I have also grown many a vegetables and even grown flowers. The best part is I have made a boat load money doing this, more than I have made in real life. In case you are not following me, I am talking about FarmVille, a Facebook game by Zynga. Recently I find my interest in this game fading and this has gotten me thinking. What could Zynga do to keep me engaged and also monetize FarmVille while doing the same?
NOTE: A newer version of this module is available here.
I hope you have enjoyed the Beta 1 version of the module. It’s time to upgrade both the module and the Facebook experience for your Drupal site.
This release builds on the previous one and provides some exciting new features in addition to ones you have already tried. Here is a quick feature overview:
In this post I plan to cover building a very basic Smooth Streaming Player using Smooth Streaming Media Element (SSME) part of Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit. In other words, building a “Hello World” equivalent for Smooth Streaming Client (“Hello...(read more)
In this post I plan to cover building a very basic Smooth Streaming Player using Smooth Streaming Media Element (SSME) part of Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit. In other words, building a “Hello World” equivalent for Smooth Streaming Client (“Hello Smooth Streaming”). This post is split into two parts. In the first part, I will be covering how to get basic playback working in a browser window for Smooth Streaming content. This should be really easy as you will see. In the second part, we would add some basic playback controls like Play, Pause, Stop and Volume controls.
We proudly announce the release of IIS Advanced Logging 1.0.
IIS Advanced Logging 1.0 includes the following features:
- Client-side logging. Advanced Logging builds capabilities into IIS to accept client-side consumption metrics.
Today, we released IIS Media Services 3.0 that supports both On Demand, Live Smooth Streaming and IIS Advanced Logging. Please refer to the announcement of this release in Chris Knowlton’s blog post for details.