"If you want to build video applications on Windows 8 platform, you may find this blog useful. We (Windows Azure Media Services team) ships Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows 8 and Microsoft Media Platform Player framework (MMPPF) in addition to Windows 8 Media Foundation to help you build rich media applications.
Building Video application on Windows 8 – what are supported?
If you are building a video application on Windows 8 and your video source is H.264 (.MP4) for instance:
Some awesome application: Hulu Plus
Hulu Plus hits Windows Store a few days ago, which is built on top of our SDK. The video playback is very smooth and seeking is very fast as well. I do enjoy the Pin-to-Start functionality so I could jump into my favorite show right away. The most attractive feature I found is being able to “Snap View ” my video in a small windows and use other application side-by-side.
Windows 8 is a great device for entertainment. By leveraging on our SDK and framework, we hope you could create amazing video application, which not only deliver content smoothly, but also provide excellent interaction experience for the viewers. Meanwhile, if you are interested in creating, managing and delivery video content from the cloud, you could check out our Media Services in the cloud – Windows Azure Media Services."
I dig that the Hulu Plus app uses this SDK. That adds a good bit of creditability to it in my mind... I wonder if there's going to be BUILD 2012 App for Windows 8? If not, sounds like a good project... hum... :P
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