Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Silverlight 1.1 - How to Create a Media Player

During the June 16th, 2007 Indianapolis .NET Developers Association monthly meeting, I will be presenting an overview of Silverlight. In addition to the overview, I thought it might be helpful to provide a walkthrough of creating a media player using Silverlight 1.1 (the one with the .NET Framework).

In order to prepare for the presentation and provide the content to individuals after the meeting, I decided to create this webcast. Enjoy!

I apologize for the quality of the video, I'm still trying to get the webcast thing down. I wanted everything to be large enough so everyone could read the code. If anyone has some suggestions in terms of how to create a better webcast with Windows Media Encoder, please let me know. I look forward to your feedback and comments on this presentation.

Project Information
    Presentation: here
    Duration: 30:58
    Source Code: here
    Requirements: Silverlight 1.1 Alpha


Sameer said...

Thanks for the presentation in the IndyNDA meeting


Mike said...

Awesome video - this is the kind of "intro" I've been looking for on SilverLight

For screencasting, I use CamStudio with the CamStudio Codec (free/open source). The codec is a lossless compressed format that takes very little cpu power and works well to not slow down your video. the I use windows media encoder to make a wmv from the avi created by camstudio, and use the screencast templates for quality. This has resulted in some pretty small file with very high quality - i.e. easy to read the text.

Koen said...


I get a maintenance screen when I try to download the code

Chad Campbell said...

I apologize, the web host that stores my files is currently under some maintenance. It is scheduled to be down through Wednesday June 27th.

Please revisit tommorow to get the files.

elmor34 said...

I cannot watch the video. Whenever I load the page, I get Silverlight 1.1 load warning although it is already in the system.
How can I overcome it ?

Chad Campbell said...


Unfortunately, I have not been able to update my samples to be compliant with the latest Silverlight install because I have been rigorously working on my book. However, if you would like to watch the video, you can watch it by entering this url: http://campbel8.brinkster.net/sites/webcasts/06-12-2007/resources/videos/video.wmv