Thanks again for your help. I may look into the tutorial if I have time. Right now I'm more concerened with the 2nd question.
First, I am not using the Smooth Streaming meth because we are not able to install the reqiured components on our servers right now. So, I'm just using the standard Silverlight Media Framework player. My first question is, on each playlist item
I can choose the delivery method. I seem to get the same behavior if I choose progressive download or streaming. Is this correct? Is it possible to stream at all without using Smooth Streaming?
I have read about the difference between progressive download and streaming and understand them. I'm not sure which one we will use, but I know they want to prevent these videos from being redistributed so I'm thinking we will be streaming them.
Second, can you elaborate on how I can create a "loading" screen? Right now, when my playlist item is selected, it animates. This animation is interrupted by the loading of the video, which is a poor user experience. I would like
for this animation to complete and then show a loading screen until the video is ready. The animation of the playlist item is just a simple scale transformation and a textblock that appears saying "Now Playing". Like I said though, this
animation stops until the video is loaded.
If you can help with this I would greatly appreciated it. Thank you!