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I struggled with this for a few days while trying to convert a Silverlight video player to HTML5, and finally found an answer. Posting here in case anyone else is having trouble!

You need to specify the format as MPEG DASH to get it to smoothstream the MP4 file to the HTML5 video player. This is done by adding a format parameter to the manifest URL, as follows:
Note the (format=mpd-time-csf) at the end of the URL. There are a number of other formats you can stream, including the Silverlight SmoothStream, Adobe’s streaming format, Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming for iOS devices, and more. This is all done for you automatically by Azure’s Media Services. Pretty darn cool.
I struggled to find this, too, so quite happy I finally got things working. Here’s the source URL from Microsoft for more details:

I went back and forth between my code and various Telerik and Stack Overflow demos of how the Kendo grid is supposed to refresh its datasource without reloading the entire grid. Finally, Telerik sent me a code example that included a function that’s not in their API documentation, but darn well should be. So, if you’re having the same issue I did, where you want to call read() on your grid’s datasource, but it simply isn’t working, here’s an example from Telerik that may help you.

The function: getKendoGrid()

Now, I keep my createDataSource() function around so I can swap out the data I’m paging. Their example uses some sample data, but you could simply use their example of creating a datasource to call your back-end JsonResult action in MVC and things can still work magically.

I hope this helps others Smile

  <div id="grid" />
    function createDataSource() {
      return new{
        transport: {
          read: {
            url: "/echo",
            dataType: "json",
            method: "POST",
            // Simulate response
            data: {
              "json": JSON.stringify([{
                firstName: "John",
                lastName: "Smith",
                age: 25
        pageSize: 10
    var ds = createDataSource();
      dataSource: ds,
      autobind: false,
      scrollable: false,
      columns: ["firstName", "lastName", "age"]

And here’s a colorized version:


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