Adding "Press Play" to a Silverlight Media Player

I just added an animated “Press Play” graphic to the Silverlight Media Player created with Expression Encoder.  I created the graphic (with animation) as a separate XAML file so it can be easily reused.  To see it in action, see this blog post.  Feel free to use the PressPlay.xaml in your Silverlight media players; just…


Encoding Formats for Silverlight Video

As you can see, I have been experimenting with posting video on my blog now that I have a HD Video Camera (JVC GZ-HD7U).  I have been trying various encoding formats in Expression Encoder to get a good balance of bit-rate and quality.  Here is my workflow: I shoot the video at 1080p I connect…