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 has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was 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 and a Microsoft MVP.
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