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Silverlight Media Player for WordPress

Description

Microsoft Silverlight is a browser plugin for enabling rich internet and media applications. This plugin makes it easy for WordPress content authors
to add Silverlight media content – including Smooth Streaming content – to their blog posts and/or pages using a simple command to specify the location of the media. This player uses the Silverlight Media Framework 2.0, an Open Source project from Microsoft (http://smf.codeplex.com).

Support

For support visit http://timheuer.com/silverlight-for-wordpress or contact Tim directly at tim@timheuer.com.

Installation

  1. Extract all files and copy it to your plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Login to WordPress Admin and activate the plugin.
  3. Goto the Settings area and update your prefered default values for width, height and minimum version.
    • Standard Width: the default width of the Silverlight plugin
    • Standard Height: the default height of the Silverlight plugin
    • Standard Version: the minimum required Silverlight version required

A media player can be embedded in a post using a tag of the following form:

[sl-media: URL]

e.g. [sl-media: http://location.com/to/my/video/file/movie.mp4]

You can also override the default dimensions:

[silverlight: URL, WIDTH, HEIGHT]

e.g. [sl-media: http://location.com/to/my/video/file/movie.mp4, 400, 300]

If the content is an IIS Smooth Streaming content, specify the flag correctly (requires size to be set also — last flag specifies Smooth Streaming content):

e.g. [sl-media: http://location.com/to/my/video/file/movie.ism/Manifest, 400, 300, true]

You can now also specify a Thumbnail preview image:

e.g. [sl-media: http://location.com/to/my/video/file/movie.mp4, 400, 300, false, http://location.com/to/my/preview/image/preview.png]

FAQ

Does this work with any media file?

No, this requires the media to be a supported type by Silverlight. This does include, however, H.264 encoded media in an MP4 container.

Contributors & Developers

“Silverlight Media Player for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.