Top 6 HTML5 Video Players
Here are 6 useful HTML5 video players which allow you to easily embed video into web pages and ensure backwards compatibility.
1. Projekktor – Free HTML5 Video Player
Sublime Video is an HTML5 video player that allows you to easily embed video on web page using HTML5 with Flash Fallback. What you’ll need is just to add a single-line-of-code to run this video player. Note that this solution supports a limited number of browsers since it’s still in experimental state. Sublime Video solution is not based on any JS library and aims to provide a high quality user experience thanks to its consistent implementation of both HTML5 and Flash user interfaces. Besides, SublimeVideo supports iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, as well as other mobile platforms. Note that it’s a player only, so you’ll have to have your own video hosting.
3. Video JS - Open Source HTML5 Video Player
Flare attempts to mimic the QuickTime player offering a simple rounded player control that features a volume slider, timeline and an option to expand to fullscreen. We found some elements of the player control to be a little sluggish, especially the volume slider on default theme. We think this is because, despite being easy to theme, Flare comes with 400kb of images out of the box.
The Flare HTML5 video player is a pretty basic solution and can only fill the most rudimentary demands. That being said, it offers easy skinning, it’s free and has a few pre built themes available. We also appreciate its status as one of the few HTML5 video players that is fully open source, with no frills attached.
MediaElement.js is a complete HTML5 audio and video player in pure HTML and CSS. Based on Video for Everybody it uses a custom Flash or Silverlight player that mimics the native HTML5 API for older browsers. MediaElement.js builds a fully skinnable player with features like support for the HTML5 track element, fullscreen video, and even ambilight. Additionally, it includes support for sub-titling and has plugins for WordPress, Drupal, jQuery, and BlogEngine.NET. With MediaElement.js, video controls are doing using HTML / CSS for cross-browser consistency.
6. Video for Everybody
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