Whether you're so burned out by the format war that you've sworn off physical media entirely or you want the instant gratification that only internet distribution can provide, you've probably heard about Swarmcast
before. The company has great plans
for HD internet video delivery and has shown some "proof of concept" with its Autobahn
HD player for Flash. This week at Microsoft's web-centric MIX08 conference, Swarmcast announced that it is also partnering with Microsoft's Silverlight. Only time will tell if Silverlight's cross-platform reach will be enough to make it serious competition
for Flash, but Microsoft's platform is gaining momentum.