How to Embed a Silverlight Media Player

Written by mark rafferty
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How to Embed a Silverlight Media Player
You can embed Silverlight into your Web page. (movie reel image by Maria Bell from

Microsoft Silverlight has become a popular player for high-definition streaming web video. It is used by big companies such as Netflix and others. You can even embed a Silverlight player into your web page. It's very simple Java code and there's a fine web site that will help you build it.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Visit Longtail Video's set-up wizard (see Resources.)

  2. 2

    Select the type of video you'd like to embed.

  3. 3

    Select "Embed Parameters" to change the player's dimensions.

  4. 4

    Select "File Properties" to point the player to the video file you'd like to play.

  5. 5

    Copy the Java code at the bottom on the page.

  6. 6

    Paste the Java code into your website.

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