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Compression for Great Video and Audio, 2nd Edition by Ben Waggoner

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CHAPTER 26 Silverlight

There are a few different ways people think of Silverlight. (Disclosure: I’m the Video Strategist on the Silverlight team at Microsoft.)

Folks coming from the Windows Media world may think of it as a replacement for the Windows Media Player OCX used for embedding WMP in web pages. For that audience, Silverlight provides several key improvements:

•  Good cross-platform and cross-browser support, a notable weakness in the WMP OCX

•  Windows Media DRM on the Mac for the first time in years

•  RIA functionality for much richer interactivity and design

Those coming from the RIA industry may think of Silverlight as another competitor to Flash and JavaFX. To that market, Silverlight offers several unique offerings:

•  Support ...

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