Microsoft® Expression® Encoder 3 QFE Released

A QFE has been released for Expression Encoder v3. The download can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3fa77346-6838-4963-9561-ad6ea7b62fbb  The QFE contains a significant number of fixes and enhancements including: ·         The Audio panel now appears when the user selects two or more media files in the Media Content panel. ·         You can now read or write to…


Important News for Users of the Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™ Beta

Summary: · Microsoft Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live Beta is being discontinued and will eventually be taken down. · A new Windows® Azure™-based hosting and delivery service will be launched by the end of 2009, though this is not a direct replacement for Silverlight Streaming and will have costs associated with its use. · You…

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How to get Expression Encoder to work with the latest Apple QuickTime (7.64.17.0 and greater)

In their recent QuickTime update, Apple added a new DLL dependency to their SDK which unfortunately breaks our QuickTime integration. Until this situation is resolved in a more permanent fashion, here is a workaround to get QuickTime to work again in all versions of Expression Encoder: From the Start menu, right-click on “Computer” and select “Properties”. Select “Advanced…

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A new way to get the full version of Expression Encoder 3

We have just made available a new option that allows users to purchase the full version of Expression Encoder as a standalone product.  To recap what this means, let’s start with the free version of Expression Encoder.  This is available from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b6c8015b-e5de-46c0-98cd-1be12eef89a8&displaylang=en and contains the full feature set of the product with the following…

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Using the XBox360 Preset to Encode HD Content

To allow the encoded files to playback seamlessly in most environments, including when streamed on a wireless network, the XBox 360 preset uses a bandwidth of 4Mbps while preserving the video frame size of the original file. This is fine for standard definition content however will produce mediocre output for 720p sources and will be even worse…

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What’s New in the Expression Encoder 3 SDK?

When Encoder 3 is installed we now install the API help file, intellisense files and the sample projects, so you’re ready to go with the SDK as soon as Encoder is installed. You will find a SDK link on the start menu that will take you to the folder from where you can find the…

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Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 is available for download

We are very pleased to announce that both Expression Studio 3 trial and Expression Encoder 3  are now available to download: Encoder: here Studio: here In this release we have taken on board your feedback and simplified the product line. There are now two versions: Expression Encoder and Expression Encoder with IIS Smooth Streaming. We…

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What’s new in Expression Encoder 3

We on the Expression Encoder team are proud to announce that Expression Encoder 3 is complete and will shortly be available!  Since releasing V2 SP1 back in November of 2008 we have worked hard to improve core encoding capabilities,  continued to enhance new features such as Smooth Streaming, H.264 and editing as well as broaden…

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IIS Smooth Streaming server component beta released

Back in October, we announced a new Microsoft video delivery technology called IIS Smooth Streaming.  In a nutshell, this approach combines both client (based on Silverlight) and server (based on IIS) components that, together, deliver scalable media experiences up to 720p+ over the internet using the plain old HTTP protocol. We have had a preview…

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