AdaptiveStreaming

Wondering how the latest adaptive streaming technologies from Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple stack-up against each other? 

Check-out this blog post by Chris Knowlton for a great overview of the features and functions available today by the leading vendors and see how Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming make for an un-beatable combination when you need to have a smooth delivery – no matter what the bandwidth! 

IIS Smooth Streaming provides users with a truly compelling way to watch the best-possible-quality streaming video.  First proven in production at the Summer 2008 Olympics in Beijing, this live and on-demand adaptive streaming technology from Microsoft represents the latest generation in video streaming technologies. 

Part of IIS Media Services, IIS Smooth Streaming delivers up to true HD (1080p) video experiences that increase user engagement times. With integrated media delivery in IIS, you no longer need separate Web and streaming infrastructures to deliver compelling Web and rich media content to three screens (computer, TV, mobile). Using a single platform saves the cost of managing separate server infrastructures, and reduces the time to market and cost for deploying new applications, Web sites, and rich media experiences.


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