10 HTML5 Video Players


Yes, we couldn’t resist the HTML5 temptation and decided to highlight this trending topic on our blog too. Tremendous media buzz that was caused by the latest version of hyper text markup language is really unique even for modern informational society. Anyways we think that mostly you know the core of this issue with not-supporting Flash video on some popular devices and sudden success of HTML5 video players.

Technical implementation of this uneasy task is solved really easy – mostly all players work due to the Java Script performance and of course one of the new HTML5 tags – “video” tag. Actually it is really interesting to observe how web standard can compete with web giant that produces third-party software. HTML5 advocates argue that loading time is faster than Flash because you don’t need waiting for the video to buffer. Flash apologists parry that Flash software is now installed on 95% of all computers in the world and it is hard to beat such statistics even in 5 years.

Anyways we are not going to take any of these sides because we believe that this is your personal decision. We only want to show you some options that might be interesting to you. So please welcome our list of HTML5 Video Players.

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Video for Everybody!

 

Video for Everybody is simply a HTML code that embeds a video into a website using the HTML5 element, falling back to Flash automatically, without the use of JavaScript.


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Video JS

 

Video JS is a javascript-based video player that uses the HTML5 video functionality built into advanced browsers.


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JW player

 

The JW Player for HTML5 is a fully skinnable and configurable player based on the new ‘video’ tag.


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Sublime Video

 

This is another great HTML5 video player that doesn’t require browser plugin, has standalone pure JavaScript library and of course is supported by iPhone & iPad.

 


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DailyMotion

 

DailyMotion video player based on HTML5 video tag + javascript/CSS3, also has svg filters and animated PNG.

 


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Kaltura

 

This is an open-source full HTML5 Video Library that works on all major browsers, and with any online supported video format. This player identifies the best playback engine (Native HTML5, Flash, VLC or Java Cortado) for your settings and video format.

 


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YouTube HTML5 Player

 

Media giant was one of the first video sevices to have launched the HTML5 version of their player – a pretty obvious move given the fact it’s a Google company. You may remember how widely this event has been discussed all over the Internet.To enable the HTML5 player please click “Join the HTML5 Beta” on YouTube HTML5 section.


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Vimeo HTML5 Video Player

 

Soon after YouTube’s release another big player regarded its favour to HTML5 video by releasing their own player. Click “Switch to HTML5 player” link below any video to enable the HTML5 player.


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FlareVideo

 

FlareVideo player supports HTML5 video with Flash fallback, full screen mode and can be esialy customized in CSS/HTML/JS.


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Open Standard Media (OSM) Player

 

Open Standard Media (OSM) Player is an all-in-one media player for the web. This open-source media player is written in jQuery and delivers any type of web media, including HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flash.


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