Did You Know That… Microsoft Expression Encoder will not only encode your movie but create a player for you

If you drag a movie into Microsoft expression encoder, not only can you add the movie and set metadata and otherwise manipulate the media, but you can also choose a template for the output that includes a Silverlight player that encoder will create as part of its output. You can use this player as-is, or you can edit it in Visual Studio to your own specification.


Even this starter player can save you a great deal of hand coding and make the creation of a complex video player a simple task.

You can see an illustration of how to do this in our learning video on the creation of a hyper-video player, and you may want to review our two-part series on creating a full video player here and here.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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