Microsoft releases Windows and Windows Phone Player Framework update
The Microsoft Media Platform team has released version 1.1 of the Player Framework for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The release includes a number of improvements, and is targeting developers who are building media apps (much like the Vimeo app - pictured above). The framework supports Silverlight, HTML5, Xbox, as well as Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps.
What's interesting to note is that the Windows Phone 8 version of the framework is based on the Windows 8. According to the framework listing over on Codeplex, this release includes the following:
- Combined Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions into a single Visual Studio extension SDK.
- Misc changes under the hood to Windows 8 version to align with WP8 version
- New in-stream closed caption support for smooth streaming
- New analytics plugin to target MMP Audience Insight servers
- New MediaControlsPlugin to support Windows 8 media transport controls out of the box.
- New property in Xaml: AdSchedulerPlugin.SeekToAdPosition to control resume position after scrubbing past ad break.
- AdHandlerPlugin.CancelActiveAds is now awaitable
- Support for HTMLResource and IFrame nonlinear ads
- Support for CDATA use in TTML
- Poster support in WP8 version
- Volume control now works when playing an ad without main content
- Linear ads now inherit AudioCategory property from main player
- Memory leak fixes
You can download the Player Framework from Codeplex.
Source: Windows Blog; thanks, Stanislav, for the tip!