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  • Blog Post: Expression Encoder 3 Visual Basic Samples

    We shipped Expression Encoder 3 with a bunch of samples that demonstrated various aspects of the Expression Encoder 3 SDK. Some of them were shipped as C# only. Thanks to some good folks in Visual Studio these are now available in Visual Basic in the following CodePlex project. Expression Encoder 3 Visual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 is now available for download

    Check out the details on the Expression Encoder blog. Download it and tell us what you think. Link
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon: Expression Encoder 3

    James has just updated the Expression Encoder blog with details of Expression Encoder 3. The product that has been keeping us busy for a while now. Once it’s out I’ll try to post a little bit more than I have in the past :-) Link
  • Blog Post: Editing files with Encoder

    In Encoder V2 we added the ability to edit multiple sections out of a video/audio file and this can also be accomplished with the Expression Encoder SDK. MediaItem has a property called SourceClips which contains the list of clips for that media item. When you create a MediaItem it starts with one clip...
  • Blog Post: Metadata

    When encoding files using the Expression Encoder SDK, you may find there are times when you want to examine the current metadata and/or change the metadata on the file you’re creating. Let’s say you want to go through all the metadata items on an item, you can do something like this. MediaItem mediaItem...
  • Blog Post: Expression Encoder 2 SP1 SDK

    As you may have heard Expression Encoder 2 SP1 is now available to download . We've been putting the final touches to the updated SDK which will included an updated help file, intellisense files and some samples in C# and now also in Visual Basic. The SDK should be released soon.
  • Blog Post: Expression Encoder 2 SP1

    If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been doing for last few months we’ve now announced Expression Encoder SP1 over on the Expression Encoder team blog . You’ll find quite a few new features and some nice bug fixes and this will be a free upgrade to to Expression Encoder 2.
  • Blog Post: Expression Encoder and VB.NET

    As James recently posted on the Expression Encoder team blog , we’ve just released an update to Expression Encoder 2 so that if you wish to use our object model from Visual Basic.NET you can now do that. Download link
  • Blog Post: Expression Encoder 2 SDK released

    We released the Encoder SDK today. You can download it from the following location. Microsoft® Expression® Encoder 2 SDK Once installed, it will create a Start Menu shortcut under Microsoft Expression which opens an explorer window to the SDK directory. The SDK installs a couple of XML files...
  • Blog Post: Intellisense and Help file for Expression Encoder 2 Object Model

    Just posted a link to the Intellisense and Help files for the object model to the Expression Encoder Team blog. Head over, try them out and let us know what you think. Thanks Link
  • Blog Post: Expression Encoder 2 is released

    Expression Encoder 2 is now available. Click on the image to go to the Expression Encoder page where you will find a "Try Now" link to download the trial. We're planning to have more details of the new features up on the Expression Encoder Team blog soon. I'm also working on getting together...
  • Blog Post: Changing the output profile

    Once you've created a MediaItem , you're probably going to want to specify which video and/or audio profile you want to encode it with. There are a number of ways to obtain a video and audio profile. If you have your own PRX file that you wish to use, you can load it with code something like this VideoProfile...
  • Blog Post: Overview of Expression Encoder 2

    The session that our very own James and Charles did at Mix this morning is already online.  I haven't had a chance to watch it myself yet, but I'm sure James and Charles did an excellent job.
  • Blog Post: Basic code to encode a file

    Here's a very small snippet of code that uses the Expression Encoder object model to create a job, add a media file to the job and then encode it. There's a lot more to the object model, but I thought this would give a little taste of the basics. In the object model we wanted to expose most features...
  • Blog Post: Expression Encoder 2 Beta now available

    Our very own James has done a great job listing all the new features of Expression Encoder 2, over on the Expression Encoder team blog. Check out the post here , and you can download the Beta here . One of the things I've been working on for our version 2, is the .NET object model that we're now exposing...
  • Blog Post: It's alive

    The Expression Encoder team blog is now live. Watch for more content coming over the next weeks. http://blogs.msdn.com/expressionencoder/
  • Blog Post: Cool mention of Windows Vista Movie Maker and DVD Maker

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2193575,00.asp Yes I know it's a little gratuitous :-), but I got forwarded this link today and it is very cool to see someone that is really happy using the products you worked on. Also, I know I need to start writing some more posts here and try to add some content...
  • Blog Post: More Expression Encoder stuff

    Hot on the heels of the release of the Expression Encoder, Ben Waggoner has worked on some training videos that were produced by Total Training that have now been released. Here are the links Introduction to Expression Encoder Enhancing Media Metadata, Markers, & Silverlight Live Production Advanced...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression Media Encoder Preview now available

    You can now download the free trial preview of the Expression Media Encoder. We still have a bunch more work to do, but you can try what's available at the moment, and please use the newsgroup to give us your feedback. Link to Microsoft Expression Media Encoder
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Questions about Expression Media Encoder

    Sean Alexander has just posted a list of top 10 questions (and answers) on Expression Media Encoder. Top 10 Questions about Expression Media Encoder If you have any other questions, let us know.
  • Blog Post: Expression Media Encoder Demo

    Just spotted that the Channel 9 video of James demoing Expression Media Encoder is now up. Here's the Link
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Silverlight

    Today we announced Microsoft Silverlight a new cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for developing rich applications for the web. (Microsoft Silverlight was previously known as the lovely acronym WPF/E) Along with this we're also announcing Expression Media Encoder , which is the product I've been...
  • Blog Post: Moved teams

    I've been meaning to write this post for a while. For those that don't know I recently left the Video Memories Group to go and work on the Expression Media team. It was way back in 1999, that I left the Visual C++ libraries team to go and work in a new group that was going to do something with video...
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