Silverlight enables you to create more responsive user experiences with the fastest runtime on the Web, keeping users engaged by combining animation, video, dynamic layout, vector graphics, perspective 3D, and effects with exclusive features like Deep Zoom.
When you create applications for Silverlight you’re actually creating one application that will run equally on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari on Windows, Mac and Linux. Silverlight on different platforms and browsers has exactly the same functionality, ensuring the same experience for all your users.
Silverlight is widely regarded as having the best quality video on the web powering important events like the recent Olympic Games in China and Barack Obama’s inauguration. Using Smooth Streaming raises the quality bar to the next level and allows you to extend your viewing times further. Adjust the quality in real-time based upon the consumer’s changing bandwidth and CPU conditions and get minimal buffering and quick start-up time using HTTP adaptive streaming.