Qumu and Microsoft just annouced that Qumu will offer a Silverlight plugin that will receive multicast streams (Qumu Press Release). It’s great because this will allow enterprises to broadcast internal events much more efficiently. I’ll admit that supporting directly in Silverlight would have been nicer, but at least we’ve got a viable solution now. It’s been very frustrating to have internal events being streamed in WMP and not accessible to Silverlight, finally this will change. The other nice thing, is that Mac users will also be able to use the solution, afaik, this is the first release of a multicast client for Mac in a very long time.
Personally, I’m still very excited by the fact that Silverlight is open enough to enable people to extend our functionality in such a way.
If you’re interested the code will be available on http://projectstarlight.codeplex.com/