[thelist] MS Silverlight

Charles lists07 at wiltgen.net
Sat May 26 16:55:14 CDT 2007

> I respectfully disagree, Shawn.  I think it is clear that Microsoft
> sees Flash video as a threat (look at Google video, YouTube, Yahoo
> video, etc).  They want to compete.

Amen.  Microsoft's codecs and media frameworks are difficult to beat, but
before Silverlight MS didn't have the great capabilities that Flash can
bring to straight video/audio playback (at least not in the form of a
cross-platform browser plug-in).

One way to look at it:  Silverlight takes some of .NET and all of Windows
Media and puts it inside the browser, while Apollo brings a superset of
Flash outside the browser.

-- Charles

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