Advanced Video Playback

You now know enough to play audio and video in a Silverlight application. However, a few finer details can help you get the result you want when dealing with video. First, you need to start with the right type of video—that means a file in the right format and with the right dimensions and bit rate (the number of bytes of data required per second). You may also want to consider a streamed video file for optimum network efficiency. Next, you may be interested in additional features such as markers. And finally, some of the most dazzling Silverlight effects depend on an artful use of the VideoBrush, which allows you to paint an ordinary Silverlight element with live video. You'll explore all these topics in the following ...

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