Developers: Microsoft Media Platform Player Framework Updated For Windows Phone 8 Devices

microsoft media platform framework windows phoneMicrosoft Media Platform team has released their 1.1 version of the Player Framework for Windows Phone 8. This update includes several new features and unfortunately it is based on Windows 8 Xaml version code base, so it won’t work on Windows Phone 7.x devices.

New Features:

    • Support for WP8
    • Performance improvements
    • Fully localizable
    • Easier to skin, brand, & style
    • New default style matches Windows Phone default video player’s
    • Advertising support
    • Faster media/channel switching
    • Installs as VS extension SDK
    • Smaller runtime
    • MEF is no longer used to load plugins, plugins need to be manually added.
    • TTML rendering improvements (e.g. text outline support)
    • Smooth streaming support via new AdaptivePlugin.
    • 100% backward compatibility with MediaElement API
    • Touch interaction improvements
    • Built in caption track selection UI
    • Built in audio track selection UI
    • Click to play support to help save bandwidth until user decides to play
    • New optional buttons in the UI
    • Landscape and portrait layout support
    • Poster support
    • Tracking plugin for monitoring playback

Download the latest version here at Codeplex.

via: Windows Team Blog

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