I'm doing some work with the Expression Suite v2 Beta and part of that is control over the player properties for the streaming video. This is pretty important for posting to my blog. But I do believe I have this figured out now. Here's a HD 720p stream. In order to play this video, you probably need a rather fat pipe. If it doesn't play smoothly, please comment on your ISP connection.
For the embedded player control below, there are a few things I'd like you to test.
- Full screen button - on the player bar, the icon on the far left makes the video play full screen. ESC gets you back out of full screen mode.
- Pause - check to see that it pauses and resumes.
- FF/Rewind - with this embedded control, it doesn't really fast forward or rewind. It should however move the current video position on clicks to either button. I noticed you can't really move around in the video until the download is complete.
What do you think? Pretty rad, eh?
[UPDATE] I have changed the encoding so that the bit rate is now 3MB instead of 6MB. I am also testing the download and autoplay UI in Encoder v2 Beta.
[UPDATE for 6/15/2008] It's back to 6MB.