I just read a great, great blog post by David Sayed, where he describes all the steps necessary to publish your videos on Windows Azure platform and then insert them into your blog post for instant streaming. Since I found this really amazing, I tried all the steps to create and share this content.
So what you will see in the following videos is:
- Creation of a new storage service project on your Windows Azure platform
- Encoding of the video (captured by Expression Encoder Screen Capture) in Expression Encoder 3 with the addition of the Azure Publisher Add-In (that enables you to easily switch Silverlight player templates as well 😉 – as you can see!)
- How to insert the video into your blog post via Windows Live Writer and Azure Blob Extension
- Finally, to make Blob storage access easier, here is a simple overview of the Azure Storage Explorer tool, that is freely downloadable on the CodePlex portal
This is really easy and fun, so go read David’s blog and get started!