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MediaElement MediaStreamSource

Aug 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM
Edited Aug 4, 2010 at 2:28 PM

One of the strangest omissions in the WPF MediaElement is the ability to set a MediaStreamSource.

The MediaStreamSource is a piece of the Silverlight runtime that removes a the influence of a media file's container, giving developers direct access to APIs for manipulating encoded elementary audio and video streams.

Why do silverlight _web_ developers have a better multimedia playback tool than _native_ WPF apps??? Is MS purposefully trying to kill off WPF? Because without such tools we are forced to build/find third party tools/hacks which (especially in multimedia) are often a huge source of pain and suffering.

I'm not sure if that is the kind of thing your project aims to tackle. If so, that would seriously rock. However, I think I am mostly just ranting because from all the new stuff in SL and the lack of features in WPF it seems WPF has been left to atrophy while they pump up "the next big thing"


Edit: Ughh...and maybe someone at codeplex could work on a rich text editor that works in browsers other than IE!

Aug 4, 2010 at 3:03 PM

I feel your frustrations.  That is why I started this project.  I am very familiar with the MediaStreamSource.  I will add this request to the backlog.

Aug 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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