How does Channel 9 fade in/out their control bar?

Jul 23, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Sorry to blow up the board this week, just knocking out little nagging issues that I've been running across...

I've noticed in our implementation / player template customization that when we fade out the control/timeline bar, we see a smear-effect on the video during the state transition. Is there a preferred / correct way to fade out the bar, or any guidance on how Channel 9 did their implementation since it doesn't have this issue?

Aug 8, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Check out this information on skinning. There is a simple trick to fade-in and -out the controlbar without code:

Building a Custom Video Player with the Silverlight Media Framework for the Web, Desktop and Phone (session on Channel9)

Building a custom video player with the Player Framework for the web, desktop and the phone (blogpost)

Player Framework–A Sample UI with tips and tricks (blogpost)