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February 20, 2013
Windows Phone Developer Blog

Microsoft Media Platform – Player Framework

This blog post was authored by Erik Reitan (@ReitanErik), a programming writer on the Windows Phone Developer Content team.


The Microsoft Media Platform team has recently released the 1.1 version of the Player Framework for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. This release includes several Windows Phone 8 updates. If you are building media applications for Windows Phone 8, this framework offers interesting media support.

The Player Framework is an open source video player available for Silverlight, HTML5, and Xbox, as well as Windows 8 apps and Windows Phone apps. It allows you to play both progressive download videos and Smooth Streamingvideos.


Download the Player Framework

The Windows Phone 8 version of the Player Framework is based on the Windows 8 version, not the Windows Phone 7 version. Several improvements and new features are available in this latest version. See the Player Framework documentation to review new features for Windows Phone 8 and key differences between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.


For quick tutorials about how to implement these types of players in a Windows Phone 8 application, see the Windows Phone 8 Player Documentation on CodePlex.