Is silverlight for proffessional use ?

    General discussion

  • This was asked several times before but the is no fixed solution yet.

    1. Silverlight Encoder cannot encode (even cannot recognize) professional videos.
        I use Final Cut Pro as editing tool and use 16:9  DVCPRO50 material for full color depth. Then export to .mov file encoded to H264. 
        SE cannot see them. I can see only a white screen.
        If I encode to mpg file then it recognizes but distorts them to 4:3 format. Some has advised me to stretch.
        But this time it is not stretched to the original 16:9 scene.

    2. I have broadcast point on Win2003 streaming server.
        When I use   

               <MediaElement x:Name="media" Source="mms://" Width="720" Height="405" > </MediaElement>

       it does not work. But in WMP it works.
       But when I use  a wmv file name instead of broadcast point it plays ok.

      If it does not accept broadcast point how can I control, video flow  for continuous broadcast ?

      Do I have to use menu to pull videos for on demand playing ? All samples work this way.

    Need  proffesional support. Because I advertised a lot but cannot open the site.


    Gokhan AYKAN








    Monday, September 24, 2007 12:05 AM

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  • Silverlight 1.0 can read WMV and VC-1 videos and WMA and MP3 audio files. I've read that DRM will be included in v1.1 so maybe they will extend file formats in the same time. Wait and see ...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007 4:47 AM