Home Streaming Microsoft improves Silverlight and HD video delivery

Microsoft improves Silverlight and HD video delivery

Yesterday Microsoft announced plans to “raise the bar” for streaming HD video online by releasing IIS Media Services 3.0 incorporating Live Smooth Streaming for high-definition (720p) video, and easing the use of their Silverlight browser plug-in.

Microsoft will preview its latest Silverlight developments at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) from Sept. 11-15. Improvements set for Silverlight 4 include native multi-cast support, and support for offline digital rights management which allows DRM-protected downloads to be watched while offline.

Other announcements include the release of IIS Smooth Streaming Transport Protocol and Protected Interoperable File Format (PIFF). Both fall under the Microsoft Community Promise which encourages software developers to integrate Smooth Streaming technology.

The Live Smooth Streaming and Smooth Streaming player development kit will be available for developers to build their own custom players using template. The kit will be available with the release of IIS Media Services 3.0, expected within the next 30 days.

Microsoft’s partners in the venture include Envivio Inc., iStreamPlanet Co., Level 3 Communications, and TwoFour Digital.

Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

4k TV Deals

Hot Blu-rays!

1-Month Free!

New Articles

YouTube app now plays videos in HDR on Xbox consoles

XboxFinally, Xbox models including Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X will play HDR content using the newest update...

Bond Film No Time To Die Delayed Again Until October, 2021

It's becoming a regular thing now, James Bond film "No Time To Die" has been pushed back again, this time until Oct. 8, 2021. The...

Criterion releasing Bong Joon Ho’s Memories of Murder to Blu-ray & DVD

The Criterion Collection is releasing Memories of Murder (2003) from Oscar winning-director Bong Joon Ho to special 2-disc editions on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The...

The Ten Commandments (1956) releasing to 4k Blu-ray w/Dolby Vision

Paramount has officially announced the release of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. In 2010, the film was scanned...

New Releases!

Support Us!