Windows 8

Client Ecosystem for Windows Azure Media Services

This blog gives an overview of what kind of client support Microsoft offers as part of Windows Azure media Services. On one side, you could create, manage, package and deliver media asset through Windows Azure media services. Many popular streaming formats are supported, such as Smooth Streaming, Http Llive Streaming and MPEG-dash. On the other hand, we provide various SDKs and frameworks for you to consume media asset by building rich media applications rapidly on many platforms, such as PC, XBox, mobile and etc.

VIDEO DELIVERY THROUGH BROWSER

Today, though people started to watch videos on different devices, video streaming on desktop through browser is the most popular way for video delivery. Most businesses built rich media applications with plugin such as Silverlight or Flash. For instance, Netflix web version is built using Silverlight and Hulu web version is using Flash. This plugin approach works fine for majority of operating systems and browsers. Read More Here

Building video application on Windows 8 – things you want to know

If you want to build video applications on Windows 8 platform, you may find this blog useful. We (Windows Azure Media Services team) ships Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows 8 and Microsoft Media Platform Player framework (MMPPF) in addition to Windows 8 Media Foundation to help you build rich media applications.

Building Video application on Windows 8 – what are supported? 

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Building Windows Store Apps with Smooth Streaming Client SDK Beta 2

Yesterday we announced the release of Smooth Streaming Client SDK Beta 2 for Windows Store Apps.The Smooth Streaming Client SDK Beta 2 for Windows Store Apps enables developers to build Windows Store applications that can play on-demand and live Smooth Streaming content with or without Microsoft PlayReady protection.

This blog is a walk-through for building a “Hello World” version of Smooth Streaming Windows Store Apps, using JavaScript and HTML5. This sample application uses Smooth Streaming Client SDKs directly. But we also recommend you to take a look at Microsoft Media Platform Player Framework for Windows 8, which is a player framework built on top of client SDKs. It is very easy to use for you to build rich video applications. If you are using earlier version of Client SDK, you could refer to this blog. Read more here

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