Screencast: Encoding, Uploading, and Embedding a Silverlight Streaming Screencast

As a follow-on to the last screencast (about how to do a screencast), I’ve created a screencast that takes that screencast, uploads it to Silverlight Streaming, then uses the instructions on Catherine Heller’s blog to embed the resuling Silverlight application into my blog using an iframe. In addition to the strange hall-of-mirrors effect of making a screencast about screencasting, you’ll probably notice that I did this screencast in three parts: encoding, ZIPping and uploading, and testing and embedding. That was mostly to spare you the time it takes to encode a file and the time to upload a file.


One thing to note: for both this post and the previous post, I cracked open the StartPlayer.js file and changed the autoPlay property to false. Otherwise you got two videos playing when you hit the main page of this blog.

Comments (3)

  1. Xepol says:

    This was, frankly, unwatchable.  Everything is just so scrunched, it is like watching the world without my glasses.

    Normally, when I see video like this, it is because the video stream is larger than the embeded player and fullscreening alows it show more detail, so I gotta ask :  Is the lack of fullscreen in the video player a fundamental flaw in the whole process or is it just lacking from the player style you chose?

  2. johnmont says:

    Alternately, double-click on the Silverlight player and it will run full screen.