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  • Blog Post: How to Navigate the HTML5 Video Maze

    I am constantly being asked by web developers how they can get started with HTML5 Video. My first question is normally: Why do you want to use it? What problem are you trying to solve? More often than not the answer comes back as: I want my video to play on mobile devices. When you break it...
  • Blog Post: IIS Media Services 4 – Changing the Game

    The more I see of IIS Media Services 4 the more I observe the fundamental shift away from specialised and expense media servers to core services that run on top of any windows web server. In this case change is good as it provides options to the growing number of people that want to create and broadcast...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Rough Cut Editor – Real Time Highlights

    The NAB Show is an annual trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters. It is taking place in Las Vegas this week and you can check out Microsoft at the NAB Show 2010 . It is interesting to watch the broadcast and web industry collide converge head on. With the launch of Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: NZsynth – How It Was Done

    Previously I wrote and demoed the NZsynth application that was built for the WEB09 keynote. This post is detailing how it was made and introducing version two (Zoom all the way in using mouse wheel then double-click for popup image).   WATCH THE VIDEO that goes end-to-end on the development of the...
  • Blog Post: IIS Smooth Streaming Available Now

    Smooth Streaming dynamically detects current network and local PC conditions, and seamlessly switches the video quality of a media file that a Silverlight player receives. Consumers with high-bandwidth connections and newer hardware can experience HD quality streaming, and others with lower bandwidth...
  • Blog Post: IIS Smooth Streaming - Akamai AdaptiveEdge Streaming

    PDC isn’t the only conference in LA this week also taking place is Digital Hollywood (yes that is their website!). This morning in the US at Digital Hollywood Microsoft introduced “IIS Smooth Streaming”, an extension of IIS Media Pack for up to HD-quality adaptive streaming video delivery . Initially...
  • Blog Post: H.264 video support And Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) Coming in Silverlight!

    Silverlight Shines at International Broadcasting Conference 2008 in Amsterdam Later this week, at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) 2008 in Amsterdam, Microsoft Corp. will demonstrate an important new capability for Silverlight - playback of H.264-based video. This is great news for content...
  • Blog Post: TVNZ Ondemand Launches

    During my presentation yesterday ( watch it ) I talked about the concept of media convergence... "Media Convergence is not the reduction of devices but the expansion of channels to content combinations." I used TVNZ as an example to demonstrate these changing times. This morning I received...
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