Chapter 4. Media Integration

Ever since the debut of Silverlight 1 under its code name WPF/E, Silverlight has provided support for working with images and media (audio and video). A significant amount of Silverlight 1 applications featured smooth video integration. Subsequent versions of Silverlight (Silverlight 2, 3, and 4) continuously improved the benefits of a managed and secured environment, bringing rich support for working with images, audio, and video.

By partnering with NBC and providing more than 2,000 hours of live content and 3,500 hours of on-demand video for the China Beijing Olympic Games 2008, and repeating the same for the Winter 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver (www.nbcolympics.com), Microsoft successfully demonstrated the capabilities ...

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