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Facebook Connect for Drupal (FConnect) Beta 4 available for download sticky icon

After Beta 1, Beta 2 and Beta3, time for yet another update. Beta 4 of fconnect is now available for download.

This release has a few new major features and a lot of bug fixes:

Smooth Streaming Plugin for Flash

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)

Shipped: Smooth Streaming Client SDK Beta 1 Refresh for Windows 8 Release Preview

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)

Roku releases support for Smooth Streaming

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.

Writing a simple Metro app for Windows 8 that consumes Smooth Streaming

Cenk on the media team blogged about how to create a simple Metro app using standard video element that can consume Smooth Streaming content.

IIS Smooth Streaming encoding for Windows Phone 7

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.

NAB Show 2010 – it was fabulous

logo_NABJPEG_BW I just came back from Las Vegas yesterday after attending the

Composite Manifest Support for Rough Cut Editing scenarios

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.

Composite Manifest Support for Rough Cut Editing scenarios in SSME

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.

Now, let’s expand this simple idea.

IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit Beta 2 released

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.

Facebook Connect for Drupal (FConnect) Beta 3 available for download

NOTE: A newer version of this module is available here.

image After Beta 1 and Beta 2, here we go with another update. Beta 3 for FConnect is now available for download.

FarmVille: Enhancements and new Monetization Ideas

imageI 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?

Facebook Connect for Drupal (FConnect) Beta 2 available for download

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:

Building your first Smooth Streaming Player using SSME

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)

Building your first Smooth Streaming Player using SSME

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.

IIS Advanced Logging 1.0 Released

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.

IIS Smooth Streaming Player Development Kit 1.0 – Beta 1 Released

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.

Streaming, is this the answer to Piracy?

As a part of my routine reading exercise, I came across a recent blog post by one of my favorite personalities online – Fred Wilson. In his blog post Fred discusses how streaming is getting the better of piracy.

Streaming, is this the answer to Piracy?

As a part of my routine reading exercise, I came across a recent blog post by one of my favorite personalities online – Fred Wilson.

In his blog post Fred discusses how streaming is getting the better of piracy.

Vishal Sood

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