Streaming HD video using Akamai Servers

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  1. Codie
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    Jan 2009

    Posted 28 Mar 2009 Link to this post


    Now what I'm wanting is to stream a HD video using Silverlight, my question is, is using the Akamai servers to do this be the most efficient way to do this? And can all this be integrated using the Telerik controls for ASP.NET Silverlight? Any one had any experience using the Akamai servers?

    I remember when Silverlight2 came out, they had a demo streaming HD (smoothHD) video using the Akamai servers, they were pretty high def, and loaded really really fast. Thats were I got the idea specifically to use the Akamai servers.

    Keeping in mind that the site it will be streaming on is planned to be a high traffic/volume site.
    Also keep in mind that Im pretty new to programming, but my understanding is that the silverlight videos are hosted on the Akamai servers? Is that correct?

  2. Boyan
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    Posted 01 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Codie,

    Yes, HD video is supported and RadMediaPlayer supports all the multimedia that is supported by the Silverlight plugin. You can find more details at:

    I can't say if Akamai servers are the most efficient way but I think they are a good choice although I have no experience with them .
    Silverlight can be integrated in your ASP.NET web page by simply adding a Silverlight part to your ASP.NET application.
    Please note that the HD loading time and experience also depend on the Users' machines and Internet connection.
    If you need more info please feel free to ask, we will be glad to help you. 

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team

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