Quick update and my 2 cents...
Recently got a reply from
krohling from the SMF project indicating they hope to have support for the MediaElement in late January (thanks for reply
Though an interesting idea RE>incorporating a Windows Media Player as a frame in an SLHVP viewer
(probably possible through COM access on Windows based system), this is kind of counter productive in terms of providing a Cross Platform solution which is really what I think most of us would like to strive too with our Silverlight Projects.
The embegging, polling, controlling, scripting, and accessibility issues are probably still better implemented through a Native Silverlight application, though I think it would be worth the effort to try and expose the SLHVP API functions through the DOM
I don't quite remember what the status of WSX was in Silverlight at this point, and multicast should be natively integrated into SL4.
One of the most crucial components I fee is still missing to the native MediaElement in Silverlight is Variable Playback Rate similar to that found in WMP. Specifically the ability to playback media at faster than realtime (2X or fractions in between 1 and
2) while maintaining audible audio (not skipping around at set interval). (don't know if PM at MS are still listening to user suggestions for SL4 features, but if you think this might be useful, please vote at