Understanding a Silverlight Project
You can work in a Silverlight Project to create a media file that is optimized for playback using such rich Microsoft Silverlight features as customizable playback, smooth streaming, quick searching using chapter thumbnails, and a graphically rich interface. In a Silverlight Project, you have access to all the included Silverlight templates into which you can embed your media file. In this project, you can assemble all your encoded files and wrap them in a Silverlight package. Alternatively, as in the Transcoding Project, you can assemble your raw media files, edit them, and then encode them as a Silverlight package. The editing and encoding panels that are available by default in the Transcoding Project are also available here. Use this project if your workflow falls into the following scenarios:
You have an encoded media file that you want to wrap in a Silverlight package, ready for delivery as a download or as a smooth streaming file.
You have a collection of media files that you want to assemble, edit, and quickly wrap in a Silverlight package.
You want to quickly customize the included Silverlight templates by viewing them in Microsoft Expression Encoder and editing them in Microsoft Expression Blend.
To create a Silverlight Project
Do one of the following:
When you start Expression Encoder, in the Load a new project dialog box, click Silverlight Project to select it, and then click OK.
While you are in another project, in the File menu, click New Project. In the Load a new project dialog box, click Silverlight Project to select it, and then click OK.