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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)

Smooth Streaming Plugin for Flash

We announced a release of a final version of Smooth Streaming Plugin for Open Source Media Framework (OSMF).

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)

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 that make use of Smooth Streaming in Metro Applications for Windows 8.

If you are using the client SDK and the player framework, do drop in a comment and provide a reference to your application. Also, we really appreciate any feedback we receive and the team would love to hear from you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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