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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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Supported File Types

Because Silverlight needs to ensure compatibility on a number of different operating systems and browsers, it can't support the full range of media files that you'll find in a desktop application such as Windows Media Player. Before you get started with Silverlight audio and video, you need to know exactly what media types it supports.

For audio, Silverlight supports the following:

  • Windows Media Audio (WMA) versions 7, 8, and 9
  • MP3 with fixed or variable bit rates from 8 to 320 Kbps

When it comes to video, Silverlight supports the follow standards:

  • Windows Media Video 7 (WMV1)
  • Windows Media Video 8 (WMV2)
  • Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3)
  • Windows Media Video Advanced Profile, non-VC-1 (WMVA)
  • Windows Media Video Advanced Profile, ...

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