Playing with silverlight.live.com. It’s a free, up to 10 GB, online repository for my video files. This is great, I’m utilizing Microsoft’s Silverlight Streaming over a Content Delivery Network, and I don’t have to pay for it! Plus, its super simple to use. I uploaded a video, it gives me a chunk of HTML to paste in my site where I want the video to appear.
There are also limits on video length, and bandwidth limit, so this isn’t the ultimate find. It’s more of a teaser to get developers to use the Streaming Service and CDN architecture. Even so, for my personal use, the limits are more than I need.
Let me show you. Going to drop in a video here, of my dog, Shiloh, wearing snow boots.
This is the source for the iframe:
<iframe src=”http://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/66800/PinetopShilohSnowBoots/iframe.html” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ style=”width:500px; height:375px”></iframe>
Presto… this is a cool way to do video… kind of like YouTube, but you don’t have to advertise for the provider!
There is so much more to Silverlight than this. Its so much more than a video delivery system. The 2.0 version (currently in beta 1), provides developers access to the .NET framework (at least a good chunk of it), at the client. Interested? See http://silverlight.live.com/ and http://www.silverlight.net/ and http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/ and get started!
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