Chapter 20. Displaying and capturing media

If you ask most non-Silverlight developers what Silverlight is, 8 out of 10 will probably say it's Microsoft's web media player. Part of that reputation comes from Silverlight 1.0, which was only good as a media player. The other part comes from the incredible advances the Silverlight team has made in making Silverlight a first class media platform for the web.

Silverlight excels at delivering high-quality HD media. In fact, it was one of the first web technologies to support true 720p and 1080p HD media over decent but not abnormal network pipes. Silverlight has been the driving media ...

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