Editing files with Encoder V3

I’d written a previous post about editing files with Encoder v2 in the SDK however in V3 we changed things a little bit to support adding multiple files to a single timeline. In the case where you want to edit bits out of a single file you now need to go through the Source object….


Expression Encoder 3 Visual Basic Samples

We shipped Expression Encoder 3 with a bunch of samples that demonstrated various aspects of the Expression Encoder 3 SDK. Some of them were shipped as C# only. Thanks to some good folks in Visual Studio these are now available in Visual Basic in the following CodePlex project. Expression Encoder 3 Visual Basic Samples You…


Coming Soon: Expression Encoder 3

James has just updated the Expression Encoder blog with details of Expression Encoder 3. The product that has been keeping us busy for a while now. Once it’s out I’ll try to post a little bit more than I have in the past 🙂 Link


Editing files with Encoder

In Encoder V2 we added the ability to edit multiple sections out of a video/audio file and this can also be accomplished with the Expression Encoder SDK. MediaItem has a property called SourceClips which contains the list of clips for that media item. When you create a MediaItem it starts with one clip that encompasses…



When encoding files using the Expression Encoder SDK, you may find there are times when you want to examine the current metadata and/or change the metadata on the file you’re creating. Let’s say you want to go through all the metadata items on an item, you can do something like this. MediaItem mediaItem = new…


Expression Encoder 2 SDK Updated for Service Pack 1

I’ve just uploaded a post to the Expression Encoder team blog that talks about the new updates to the Expression Encoder 2 SDK that we’ve just released for Service Pack 1. Go ahead and try it out and let us know if you have any questions or comments. Link



The other day my wife had volunteered to help out with the Halloween festivities at my son’s school. As part of this, she wanted to organize a game of bingo for the kids. I promised to help and went online to search for some halloween bingo cards that could be generated or printed out. Unfortunately…


Expression Encoder 2 SP1 SDK

As you may have heard Expression Encoder 2 SP1 is now available to download. We’ve been putting the final touches to the updated SDK which will included an updated help file, intellisense files and some samples in C# and now also in Visual Basic. The SDK should be released soon.