What is Smooth Streaming and what is Silverlight?

Smooth Streaming, an IIS Media Services extension, enables adaptive streaming of media to Silverlight and other clients over HTTP. Smooth Streaming provides a high-quality viewing experience that scales on content distribution networks.

Microsoft Silverlight is an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications. The run-time environment for Silverlight is available as a plug-in for web browsers that run under Microsoft Windows and Apple’s OS X. 



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