The decision you make on the video platform for your website is an important one. While there are many vendors looking to lock up the commercial/enterprise video market including BrightCove, Ooyala, Vzaar, Kaltura and others, there are many other options that deserve the attention (and consideration) of designers and developers.
Here are a few HTML5 video players to check out:
jMediaelement: Features includes HTML5 video and audio support with Flash or VLC fallback, small script footprint of 5k, styleable controls, and a strong plugin architecture to extend plugins, the API or behavior of custom controls.
jPlayer: Features extensive platform support (multi-codec, cross-browser and cross-platform), a lightweight player at 8k minified and Gzipped), customizable and skinnable using HTMLand CSS, and extensible architecture. Free plugins are available for popular platforms.
JWPlayer: Features multiple player skinning options (free and paid), option to choose between Flash or HTML5, mobile support for iOS and Android, an extensive library of plugins for social media, analytics, advertising and special effect. Also offers strong delivery features. See an image of the player below.
What video platform or player do you use on your Web property? Let us know by commenting below.
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