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Expression Encoder with little bits of MovieMaker and DVD Maker.

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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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    Benford's Law

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    Well I’d never heard of Benford’s Law before but it states that if you look at a bunch of numbers, then 1 appears as the first digit about 30% of the time. For example if you take the area in square kilometres of each country in the world you’ll find...
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    Virtual Earth

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    Virtual Earth is now live. I'd have to say it's pretty darn cool. The Channel 9 guys have a video up that has an interview with some of the members of the team and shows off some of the cool stuff.
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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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    TechEd 2005 Podcasts

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    You may have already caught this but Microsoft did a whole bunch of Podcasts from TechEd this year and several of them were made with Windows MovieMaker. TechEd Podcasts
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    Where are the posts?

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    I know I haven't been posting as much as I was hoping to recently. Unfortunately we're in a bit of a crunch mode at work at the moment, so I've been a little busier than normal. I will try to post more when we get over this current little bump. Cheers...
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    Xbox 360 launch titles announced

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    They’ve finally announced the list of titles that will be available for the Xbox 360 launch. I was looking forward to Ghost Recon but as that got delayed; Kameo appears to be the new contender for top title that I’m looking forward to. I keep hearing...
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    Windows DVD Maker

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    I know I haven't posted much recently, but I'm hoping to fix that, especially as more and more information comes out about Windows Vista. The main thing I've been working on is Windows DVD Maker. Eric Gunnerson (who is on our team) has already posted...
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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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    4:3 - Now with extra pixels

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    On my previous post, Rehan noticed that the 4:3 thumbnail didn't quite have the correct aspect ratio. Well thanks to Eric , thinks now look a little better.
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    New Camcorders

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    A colleague from the Movie Maker team recently sent an email with the following list of Camcorders that were talked about at CES 2007. Sony (16 new camcorders): HDV: 2 ( HDR-HC5/7 ) AVCHD: 2 ( HDR-UX5/7 ) HDD: 5 ( DCR-SR42/62/82, DCR-SR200/300 ) DVD:...
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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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    Goodbye capture, hello file copy

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    Well maybe not quite yet, but there are more and more cameras coming out that no longer use tape. They record the video onto a little memory card or hard drive. With the ones that contain a memory card you just pop the memory card out of the camera, put...
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    More blogs from the Movie Maker Team?

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    Well it looks like some others on the team are starting to think about blogging. There may even be a team blog in the future. Link
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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Windows DVD Maker Command Line Options

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    As well as the SDK , which you can use to build your own custom DVD menus, you can control which media is loaded upon startup and even get the burn to start automatically if desired. Eric has just written a post detailing how this can be done.
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    New Windows Vista Team Blog

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    The Windows Vista team blog was recently launched and includes posts from Lorrin Maughan who is a Product Manager with the Windows Client Marketing organization which covers Windows Movie Maker and Windows DVD Maker. There is one post about the Windows...
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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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