Updated SMF Thumbnail Scrubbing Sample Code

I just posted an update to the code I wrote almost a year ago for showing thumbnail images of a video while scrubbing (moving the play slider) in Silverlight.  This is similar to the experience that you get when scrubbing on Netflix Watch Instantly with Silverlight.  Here is what I’ve done:

  • I updated the code for Silverlight 4.
  • I updated the code for the Silverlight Media Framework 2.2 release by making the code a plug-in.  This makes it very easy to integrate the code – all you have to do is add the ThumbnailScrubbing.dll assembly to your project and the SMF Framework takes care of it with the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF).
  • I added a GenerateThumbnails command line tool that uses the Expression Encoder 4 object model to generate the necessary thumbnail images.
  • The Thumbnails control is now a custom control that can be styled or skinned.


You can download the code here or try out a demo that uses it at http://xmldocs.net/smf/

Comments (2)

  1. Nancy says:


    This is actually what we really need here I have an smf player project but I don't know how to get your control working?

    Do I have to install expression encoder? When i run the GenerateThumbnail.exe I get an error saying that I don't have expression encoder version …..

    Thanks in advance

  2. SAthis says:

    I have this working perfect SMF 2.2 but when i try to upgrade to SMF 2.3 and play it didnot play. can anybody help me on this,

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