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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you explored how to integrate sound and video into a Silverlight application. You also considered the best practices for dealing with video and ensuring optimum playback performance in the client and scalability on the server.

Microsoft has placed a great deal of emphasis on Silverlight's multimedia capabilities. In fact, multimedia is one area where Silverlight is gaining features that haven't appeared in the WPF world. For example, WPF has no VideoBrush (although it provides another way to accomplish the same effect with the VisualBrush). Furthermore, its version of the MediaElement lacks a few properties that Silverlight applications use to control buffering and interact with markers. Finally, WPF has no support ...

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