The Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows 8 enables playback of Smooth Streaming content in conjunction with the Windows 8 HTML5< video> element and XAML MediaElement by using the default APIs such as Play and Pause. Besides basic playback, the Smooth Streaming SDK has rich features like the ability to restrict the quality levels, do Live DVR, switch audio streams, and listen for status updates (such as quality level changes) and error events, and so on.
In this post, I'll cover how to enable these rich features of Smooth Streaming SDK for Windows 8. For rich applications powered by these features and general player development, I strongly encourage you to use the Microsoft Media Platform Player Framework. You can get more information about the Player Framework here.