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Expression Encoder with little bits of MovieMaker and DVD Maker.

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    Editing files with Encoder V3

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    I’d written a previous post about editing files with Encoder v2 in the SDK however in V3 we changed things a little bit to support adding multiple files to a single timeline. In the case where you want to edit bits out of a single file you now need to...
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    Expression Encoder 3 Visual Basic Samples

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    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...
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    What’s New in the Expression Encoder 3 SDK?

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    Just posted a little article talking about the Expression Encoder 3 SDK over on the Expression Encoder team blog. Link
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    Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 is now available for download

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

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    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
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    Editing files with Encoder

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    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...
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    Metadata

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    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...
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    Expression Encoder 2 SDK Updated for Service Pack 1

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    I’ve just uploaded a post to the Expression Encoder team blog that talks about the new updates to the Expression Encoder 2 SDK that we’ve just released for Service Pack 1. Go ahead and try it out and let us know if you have any questions or comments....
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    Bingo

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    The other day my wife had volunteered to help out with the Halloween festivities at my son’s school. As part of this, she wanted to organize a game of bingo for the kids. I promised to help and went online to search for some halloween bingo cards that...
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    Expression Encoder 2 SP1 SDK

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    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...
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    Expression Encoder 2 SP1

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    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...
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    Expression Encoder and VB.NET

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    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
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    Expression Encoder 2 SDK released

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    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...
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    Intellisense and Help file for Expression Encoder 2 Object Model

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    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
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    Expression Encoder 2 is released

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    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...
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    Changing the output profile

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    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...
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    Overview of Expression Encoder 2

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    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.
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    Basic code to encode a file

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    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...
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    Expression Encoder 2 Beta now available

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    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...
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    It's alive

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

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    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...
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    More Expression Encoder stuff

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    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...
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    Expression Encoder now available

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    Expression Encoder (formally called Expression Media Encoder) is now available to download. http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/download.aspx?key=encoder If you've been using the earlier preview, then James has a great write up on his blog of...
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    RAW Support

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    I'm not sure how well known this is, but we did work in Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker to use the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) to make sure we supported images in the camera's RAW format. I know some folks like to shoot photos in the RAW...
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    Microsoft Expression Media Encoder Preview now available

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    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...
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