Last post Mar 19, 2009 11:53 AM by piotr.zielinski
Mar 15, 2009 01:59 PM|piotr.zielinski|LINK
Mar 15, 2009 04:41 PM|Danny117|LINK
I think you should check out the how to videos on
www.silverlight.net There's some really cool video and other things. The carosel to display media is a built in control you just have to set some parameters.
Mar 15, 2009 06:47 PM|NEHiker111|LINK
I just used Windows Movie Maker (in Vista but you can downloade it to XP) to convert my video from my digital camera to a wmv file and upload it to Silverlight Streaming. In Silverlight Streaming you get 2 code options to copy into your Visual Studio.NET
project. I used the iframe. It also has a link. The streaming video resides on Silverlight Streaming. It's in beta but is free (for now). It has a 10 minute limit and some other limits. You need to create an account before uploading the video but that is easy
also. Just google Silverlight Streaming for instructions.
The video works in test and also on my server with very little effort, just copy the iframe that you get from Silverlight Streaming. You can also use Expression Encoder instead of Windows Movie Maker but it costs $199. It does have a 60 day trial. I believe
it has more features than Windows Movie Maker but Movie Maker seemed to work well and is free.
Mar 16, 2009 01:17 PM|piotr.zielinski|LINK
OK I managed to convert WMV to FLV. And now I need to play it at site. I need free(also for commercia,no adsl) player. Unfortunatelly I cant find one.
People say that http://flowplayer.org/ is good but it's not free:(
I would use silvetlight but there are limits. Maybe 10 gb is good but when I will need more there is no option to buy more space yes?
Mar 17, 2009 05:10 PM|piotr.zielinski|LINK
I have question to SilverLight. Can I add advertisement before video?I mean situtation where first advertisement plays and then proper video.
And second question. How much it will cost after beta?
Mar 17, 2009 05:51 PM|Danny117|LINK
2nd question. Its already running production.
http://www.cbssports.com/ is using silverlight for their brackets tournament.
Mar 17, 2009 08:05 PM|piotr.zielinski|LINK
Mar 17, 2009 10:05 PM|NEHiker111|LINK
I used Windows Movie Maker to create the video and publish to Silverlight Streaming. Movie Maker will let you add more than one video so you could create an advertisement video and then the other one. Then add a header, the ad video, more text if you want
or not, the next video and a trailer (all packaged together to publish to Silverlight Streaming). It just has to be under 10 minutes total.
You can also use Expression Encoder (60 day trial and $199 after that). I suppose it has more features than the free Windows Movie Maker.
I have not seen any out of beta prices but the Microsoft documentation said it would be something small or free with ads. I think Silverlight Streaming is still in beta but it works now on a live web site.
Mar 17, 2009 10:56 PM|piotr.zielinski|LINK
I hope that it wont be too high.
I didint read docs so my simple question: Is there api to add video from website(like in youtube)?
Mar 17, 2009 11:09 PM|NEHiker111|LINK
The documentation seems to indicate that the price will be nominal but who know? I can't answer your other question. This was my 1st try doing this. I have heard that Silverlight 3 is coming out soon. That's the most I know.
Mar 18, 2009 11:45 AM|piotr.zielinski|LINK
1.And another question. If I decide to change silverlight hosting to my own hosting, will I able to download videos sent to silverlight streaming?
2. Does it support preview?For example in flv players I can add thumbail with video. Thumbnail displays when video is not ready yet.
Mar 19, 2009 11:53 AM|piotr.zielinski|LINK
Can somebody answer me?