Microsoft provides a second control geared for advanced interactive playback called
MediaPlayer derives from
MediaElement, so it exposes a superset of its APIs. Everything discussed about
MediaElement applies to
MediaPlayer as well.
MediaPlayer is not part of any framework that ships with Windows. Rather, it is a free open-source control provided by Microsoft at http://playerframework.codeplex.com. This is an evolution of the same video player codebase that Microsoft used for the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics, the 2012 Super Bowl, Wimbledon, and a number of other massive live events. Because of this, it supports a number of advanced features: many forms of advertising integration, closed captioning, and adaptive streaming ...