Expression Encoder 2 SDK Updated for Service Pack 1

We’ve just released an update to the SDK, which now incorporates the new features in Expression Encoder 2 Service Pack 1. Here are the main things that are new in the SDK :- We’ve improved the formatting of the help file so things are hopefully a little easier to read. We have a new updated…

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Expression Encoder 2 SP1 is released

SP1 has just gone live here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A29BE9F9-29E1-4E70-BF67-02D87D3E556E&displaylang=en In addition to the enhancements that are documented in this post, the update includes support for the authoring of IIS Smooth Streaming content. Note that the authoring of both IIS Smooth Streaming and H.264 for devices are only available in the full product, not the trial.  The remainder…

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Expression Encoder 2 SP1 and IIS Smooth Streaming

Today we are announcing: IIS Smooth Streaming, a new adaptive streaming technology evolved from work done for the web distribution NBC Olympics. Akamai is launching a preview of a new service called “Akamai AdaptiveEdge Streaming for Microsoft Silverlight” that will enable HD video experiences on the web (see http://www.smoothHD.com for more info). As part of…

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Announcing Expression Encoder 2 SP1

Since the release of Expression Encoder 2 back in May of this year, we’ve been hard at work on new features. Today we are announcing Expression Encoder 2 SP1, which we plan to release by the end of the year as a free upgrade to Expression Encoder 2. There are a wide variety of enhancements…

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Silverlight and Expression Encoder to support H.264

In case you missed this press release, we just announced that H.264 support is coming to both Silverlight and Expression Encoder. Later this week, at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) 2008 in Amsterdam, Microsoft Corp. will demonstrate an important new capability for Silverlight – playback of H.264-based video. H264 is a standard video specification that…

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Expression Encoder 2 VB.NET update

We’ve just released an update to Expression Encoder 2 that allows VB.NET developers to build solutions using the Expression Encoder 2 SDK.  You can get the update here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8727DD51-61B3-4692-ABDE-4FDD2779B0D0&displaylang=en The cool part is that the update is only required on developer machines.  Any apps created in VB.NET on a machine with the fix will run…

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Creating XAML overlays for Microsoft Expression Encoder

A XAML overlay is a vector-based graphic that is rendered into the users video like a lower third, a logo bug, etc…  XAML is Extensible Application Markup Language and is a declarative XML-based language created by Microsoft which is used to initialize structured values and objects.  Below are examples of XAML overlays. The goal of…

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Expression Encoder Customer Panel

Now that Expression Encoder 2 has been released, the team is hard at work on the next version of the product. We want to be as responsive to community feedback as possible, and would like to set up a panel of customers with whom we can have ongoing conversations. What is the Customer Panel? The…

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Silverlight Streaming Publishing Plugin for Expression Encoder 2 is out!

I’m pleased to announced that we just pushed a preview of the SLS publishing plugin for Expression Encoder 2 live: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/2/a/22a8da23-ffa7-4e5a-8fed-8239d3a7b322/SLSPlugin for Expression Encoder 2.msi This plugin makes it very easy to publish and manage your encoded Silverlight video experiences online via the Silverlight Streaming service from within the Expression Encoder application. As well as…

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AVCHD support in Expression Encoder 2

AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a file format commonly used by the latest generation of consumer HD camcorders. It consists of an AC-3 audio stream and an AVC (H.264) video stream encapsulated into a custom MPEG2 transport stream container. While Expression Encoder 2 does not natively support that file type, it is possible…

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