Microsoft Advises Enterprises to Stop Using Silverlight

Even Microsoft is advising Web developers to stop using Silverlight and start using HTML5. In a recent blog post, the company wrote, “The commercial media industry is undergoing a major transition as content providers move away from proprietary web plug-in based delivery mechanisms (such as Flash or Silverlight), and replace them with unified plug-in free video players that are based on HTML5 specifications and commercial media encoding capabilities.”

In the past, Microsoft has touted its Silverlight technology for media playback, but in the new post, the team behind Microsoft’s new Edge browser said, “We encourage companies that are using Silverlight for media to begin the transition to DASH/MSE/CENC/EME based designs and to follow a single, DRM-interoperable encoding work flow enabled by CENC. This represents the most broadly interoperable solution across browsers, platforms, content and devices going forward.”

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