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Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful tool for creating and delivering rich Internet applications and media experiences on the Web. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications and premium media experiences. Among other capabilities, the Silverlight 5 beta highlights dramatic video quality and performance improvements, and features that improve developer productivity.
What's new in this version:
Silverlight 5 includes improved media support and rich UI capabilities: It also includes TrickPlay, which allows video to be played at different speeds and supports fast-forward and rewind. At up to twice the speed, audio pitch correction allows users to watch videos while preserving a normal audio pitch. Improved power awareness prevents the screen saver from being shown while watching video and allows the computer to sleep when video is not active. Remote-control support allows users to ... See all new features »