Expression Media Encoder 3 encodes video into formats that Silverlight can natively understand. Additionally, the software will also resize media files by adjusting resolution and compression. You can tweak your source files to meet the specific needs of your projects. We're going to take a high definition video and shrink it down to a more manageable size and along the way get a feel for how Expression Media encoder works.
Firstly, we will need to download and install Expression Media Encoder 3. If you've not already done so, you can download the program from: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Encoder_Overview.aspx. Expression Media Encoder is also bundled with Expression Studio 3.