Jamie Thomson

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What can you do with your Windows Live ID – #9 Host near Hi-Def videos

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[In this series of blog entries I am exploring what else you can do with your Windows Live ID other than access Windows Live products and services. See the complete list of posts in the series here.]

Many people know about YouTube as a means for hosting videos, some of you may even know of other sites such as Soapbox or Vimeo. What is less well known is a service that is accessible using a Windows Live ID called Silverlight Streaming at http://silverlight.live.com.

What differentiates Silverlight Streaming from other video hosting services is a combination of the following:

  1. It provides near-HD quality video streaming
  2. It uses Silverlight to play the video rather than Flash
  3. It is managed using your Windows Live ID (hence why I’m writing this blog about it)

By way of example, below is a video that I have uploaded to Silverlight Streaming and am now embedding into this blog post. Its a talk I gave at work fairly recently highlighting some of the forthcoming abilities of Live Mesh.


[If you’re reading this via a blog reader service or product then you may need to head to http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com to see the video.]

If you are uploading videos that you want to embed into your blogs then don’t forget to give Silverlight Streaming a try, you may be pleasantly surprised.



Written by Jamiet

February 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm

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  1. Hi Jamie,Nice demo of how Mesh can be used. I’ve been using it for quite a while on all my machines, love it and can’t live without it. Question: I’m curious how large is this video using silverlight versus Flash?


    February 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm

  2. calvin,not sure what you mean. How big was the original file or how big are the dimensions?


    February 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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