Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2007 22:22 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Microsoft has given a go-to-market name for its cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering the next generation of user experiences and rich Internet applications for the Web. The technology formerly known as WPF/E is now known as Silverlight.
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

{what the world needs now is another audio/video codec? I just don't freeking get it at all. why??? Why why why? the only reason i can think of is Lockin and lock out. It is bad enough that you get those idiot messages from Plenty of sites.."sorry your browser/platform is unsupported". Crap!! just let the file play. Now I can look forward to requiring yet another plugin for my web content. Brother...}

I think Linux does support this.

I went to this site and watched the inane video:
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/default_01.aspx

My browser/OS: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20061201 Firefox/2.0.0.3 (Ubuntu-feisty)

The plugin I use is Mplayer plugin for Mozilla:
Windows Media Player Plugin

File name: mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
mplayerplug-in 3.31

Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets


Codecs (specifically the VC-1 codec) are in ffmpeg:
http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/

Development was part of the Google Summer of Code 2006
http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=FFmpeg_Summer_Of_Code&pri...

I think there is a chance this format might actually be cross-platform, including Linux.

Edited 2007-04-17 12:29

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