There was a lot of buzz around the fact that Silverlight was going to be use at the Democratic national convention for video (my post here) and off the heels of the Olympics, it seemed like a good thing for Microsoft to get into and I was really looking forward to a good RIA experience for the convention. The application was built by Hard Rock Deep Zoom demo. With a great agency that can show off the technology, it seems odd to me to add Move to the mix.
Update: Got a note from Eric Schmidt, Director Media and Advertising Evangelis about the Move plugin:
The DNCC chose to use Move as a means to tackle their live high definition streaming needs. The Move install is part of any Move experience (Silverlight or Flash).
We are leveraging Move's CMS system to manage content and Level 3's CDN infrastructure to deliver the video to the Silverlight player. The Move "plugin" hands video frames to Silverlight for compositing, etc.
Last year Microsoft and Move announced a partnership which would allow Silverlight content to be used on top of Move's dynamic streaming technology. At the time I didn't think the Move plugin would be required, but if they're using that for the DNC site then it looks like it will be required. Or this could be a helper to Move to get more plugin distribution.
Anyone have more info on the reason or purpose of the Move plugin?