Microsoft, Akamai Team On Web Video
Software giant Microsoft and leading content delivery network
Akamai are working together to deliver high-definition video to PCs
through Microsoft’s Silverlight Web video player, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Microsoft has developed a new Web server technology called Internet
Information Services 7.0 (IIS7.0) Smooth Streaming, which is designed
to provide consumers with instant start-up times and no buffering by
adapting the encoding rate of the video stream in real time based upon
changes in the speed of the consumer’s broadband connection.
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