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.


Expression Encoder 2 SP1

If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been doing for last few months we’ve now announced Expression Encoder SP1 over on the Expression Encoder team blog. You’ll find quite a few new features and some nice bug fixes and this will be a free upgrade to to Expression Encoder 2.


Expression Encoder and VB.NET

As James recently posted on the Expression Encoder team blog, we’ve just released an update to Expression Encoder 2 so that if you wish to use our object model from Visual Basic.NET you can now do that. Download link


Expression Encoder 2 SDK released

We released the Encoder SDK today. You can download it from the following location. Microsoft® Expression® Encoder 2 SDK Once installed, it will create a Start Menu shortcut under Microsoft Expression which opens an explorer window to the SDK directory. The SDK installs a couple of XML files which enable intellisense comments within Visual Studio….


Expression Encoder 2 is released

Expression Encoder 2 is now available. Click on the image to go to the Expression Encoder page where you will find a "Try Now" link to download the trial. We’re planning to have more details of the new features up on the Expression Encoder Team blog soon. I’m also working on getting together a prelimary…


Changing the output profile

Once you’ve created a MediaItem, you’re probably going to want to specify which video and/or audio profile you want to encode it with. There are a number of ways to obtain a video and audio profile. If you have your own PRX file that you wish to use, you can load it with code something…