IIS Smooth Streaming Beta Released
It’s been a while since I’ve posted – a bit of a blog break in favor of Twitter and FriendFeed I guess. But today’s post is one worth noting for Digital Media professionals- the release of the IIS Smooth Streaming module for IIS7. Why does it matter? Well, this is in part, the technology that enabled the NBC Olympics experience to deliver buffer-free HD streaming last summer. Based on that experience and the learnings, this standards-based solution (using HTTP and MPEG-4 container + VC-1, H.264/AAC to come). Authoring is possible with Expression Encoder 2 update as well.
To learn more about this release visit Ben Waggoner’s blog at On10.net. You can see demos as well at SmoothHD.com (created in partnership with Akamai). I’m sure you’ll hear more about this at MIX09 as well.