D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Microsoft Offering Free Media Streaming for Silverlight

Sunday, November 30, 2008 9:45 PM


So you have a Silverlight application, and you want it to serve up some videos or deep zoom images, but you don’t want to fork over major cash to your hosting provider for the extra disk space and traffic. Well has Microsoft got a deal for you…

The Microsoft Silverlight Streaming program gives you space online to not only host your media files but also the bandwidth to serve them up to your Silverlight app…and its *free*! Here’s the details:

- 10 GB of space to host your media files.
- Up to 5 TB of bandwidth per user account per month
- Videos need to be capped at 10 minutes in length and have a max bit rate of 1.4 Mbps

Now, because this is in beta its free…however they do state that when it moves out of beta there will be two models:

- Ad Supported (free, but with adds downloaded before your video I guess?)
- Paid Service (no statement on how much they’d charge per month)

If you want more information, check out the site here.

D




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