Windows Media Center as a Silverlight Application

Michael Schwarz on Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yesterday I have noticed that the Windows Media Center web site [1] has added an Silverlight application [2] that is showing how the Windows Media Center on Windows Vista is working. Hey, I did this with one of the first beta versions of Silverlight, but not as impressive as the demo.

Well, since Silverlight has streaming support in HD quality I had expected that there is at least one video in the recorded TV section that could be watched, but there isn’t any. When you go to live TV you can see a video running, that’s similar to the recorded TV sessions.

Microsoft, how cool would it be to have Windows Media Center as a role or feature in Windows Server 2008 (maybe SP1..2 or a feature pack) with an web application that is using Silverlight to get the Windows Media Center application to all of my Windows PCs, Windows Mobile devices (and Macs or S60 mobile phones I don’t have)?

What do you think about this? Please, think about it as there are more Windows Media Center users waiting for something similar!!