Firefox Information for Hosting Video on Azure

Thanks go to Tim Heuer for pointing this out (and providing this workaround). In the posts on hosting a Silverlight video player on Windows Azure, Firefox users will find that the embedded player looks like this when displayed in Firefox: Two things need to be changed in order to fix this. Change the iframe that…

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Embedding a Silverlight Video in a Blog

In this post, I will describe how to use Windows Live Writer to embed a Silverlight video into a blog post. You will need: (1) an active Windows Azure subscription, (2) an active Windows Azure storage service, (3) a Silverlight video player application with video hosted on Windows Azure, and (4) Windows Live Writer installed….

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Creating and Publishing a Silverlight Video to Windows Azure

In this post, I will describe how to use Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 to encode and publish a Silverlight video player to a Windows Azure storage account. You will need: (1) an active Windows Azure subscription, (2) an active Windows Azure storage service and (3) installed Microsoft Expression Encoder 3. The top-level post with a…

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Setting up Windows Azure for video storage

In this post, I assume that you have already provisioned a Windows Azure account and have an active subscription. Step by step instructions for doing this are provided here. The top-level post with a table of contents to all the related posts is here. 1. Go to www.azure.com and click on Account. 1. You will…

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Provisioning Windows Azure

In this post, I will show you how to sign-up for Windows Azure. To complete this, you will require: a physical address, a telephone number, a Windows Live ID and a valid credit card. The top-level post with a table of contents to all the related posts is here. 1. Go to www.azure.com – it…

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Hosting Videos on Windows Azure

This is going to be a series of long posts. With Silverlight Streaming (silverlight.live.com) being discontinued, I thought I’d write up the detailed steps required to host videos using Windows Azure. Since many people who host videos using Silverlight Live Streaming are not technical or development-inclined and rely on the Expression Encoder and Windows Live…

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Streaming Media West

This week, I’m at Streaming Media West in San Jose, California. Seeing the sun, blue skies and relatively warm weather is a pleasant change from the rain swept northwest.Today is a special pre-conference half-day workshop on Live Broadcasting with Silverlight and Windows Media, which my colleague Chris Knowlton is running. We’re videotaping it for posterity…

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Innovative France 24 Silverlight Player (Updated)

Updated 10/14/2009: Player is now live on the front page of the France 24 website. Changed the link to the new player, which has removed some of the interactive features, no doubt to return later.  France 24, the French 24 hour news channel, has introduced a new Silverlight-based player that also uses Smooth Streaming to…

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Streaming Media Reader’s Choice Awards

We’ve been nominated in three categories for the 2009 Streaming Media Reader’s Choice Awards. There are 22 categories in all and run the gamut from content to technologies. You can enter your votes here. We’ve been nominated in the following categories: Best Streaming Innovation: Microsoft Smooth Streaming Encoding Software (Under $1,000): Microsoft Expression Encoder 3…

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Get Your Smooth Streaming Here!

Want to know more about Smooth Streaming in the real world? Join us on Thursday October 15th at 11am Pacific time for a special live web broadcast hosted by Streaming Media Magazine. Dan Rayburn of Streaming Media Magazine will moderate the discussion between our very own Chris Knowlton who is a senior program manager in…

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