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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

14 Open Source HTML5 Video Players – upcomingweb

14 Open Source HTML5 Video Players – upcomingweb

This is a list of projects tagged as html5-media-player on If you'd like to add a project to this list, you can always do so by adding it here and then adding html5-media-player as a tag.
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  1. VideoJS (gos.ihomepageVideo.js is a JavaScript and CSS library that makes it easier to work with and build on HTML5 video, today. Video.js provides a common controls skin built in HTML/CSS, fixes cross-browser inconsistencies, adds additional features like fullscreen and subtitles, manages the fallback to Flash or other playback technologies when HTML5 video isn't supported, and also provides a consistent JavaScript API for interacting with the video.
  2. Open Standard Media Player (gos.ihomepageThe Open Standard Media Player is an all-in-one media player for the web. It is an industry changing, open source (GPL) media player that is built to dynamically deliver any type of web media, including HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flash.
  3. LeanBack Player (gos.ihomepageLeanBack Player is a Javascript based HTML5 Media Player UI that uses build-in HTML5 <video> and <audio> element functionality of standard browsers, platforms and devices. It's very easy to integrate, it's skinnable by using CSS, it's independent of any other javascript libraries and it's adaptable by using extensions.
  4. Video for Everybody (gos.ihomepageVideo for Everybody is simply a chunk of HTML code that embeds a video into a website using the HTML5 <video> element, falling back to Flash automatically without the use of JavaScript or browser-sniffing. It therefore works in RSS readers (no JavaScript), on the iPhone / iPad (don’t support Flash) and on many browsers and platforms.
  5. MediaElement.js (gos.ihomepageHTML5 <audio> or <video> player with Flash and Silverlight shims that mimics the HTML5 MediaElement API, enabling a consistent UI in all browsers.
  6. Acorn Media Player (gos.ihomepageAcorn Media Player is a jQuery plugin implementing a custom HTML5 <video> player with a special focus on accessiblity and customization.
  7. html5media (gos.ihomepageHTML5 video and audio tags were designed to make embedding a video as easy as embedding an image. They were also designed to give users a faster experience by doing away with browser plugins such as Adobe Flash. Unfortunately, older browsers don't support HTML5 video and audio tags, and even modern browsers don't support a consistent set of video codecs, making embedding a video rather difficult. The html5media project makes embedding video or audio as easy as it was meant to be. It's a fire-and-forget solution.
  8. jMediaelement (gos.ihomepagejme is an HTML5 audio / video development kit with Flash Fallback, which focuses on flexibility, intuitive DOM-API and semantic code.
  9. jPlayer (gos.ihomepagejPlayer is the completely free and open source (GPL/MIT) media library written in JavaScript. A jQuery plugin, jPlayer allows you to rapidly weave cross platform audio and video into your web pages. jPlayer's comprehensive API allows you to create innovative media solutions while support and encouragement is provided by jPlayer's active and growing community.
  10. FlareVideo (gos.ihomepageHTML5 & flash-video player featuring HTML5 video with Flash fallback, easy CSS/HTML/JS customization and theming and full screen support. Completely open source and free for commercial use.
  11. Seriously.js (gos.ihomepageSeriously.js is a real-time, node-based video compositor for the web. Inspired by professional software such as After Effects and Nuke, Seriously.js renders high-quality video effects, but allows them to be dynamic and interactive.
  12. JW Player (gos.ihomepageIt supports playback of any format the Adobe Flash Player can handle, as well as HTTP and RTMP streaming and various XML playlist formats. A wide range of configuration options can be set, and an extensive JavaScript API is available. The player's skinning functionality allows you to completely customize its look, and the plugin architecture allows you to easily extend the player with features such as sharing, analytics and ad serving.
  13. Projekktor (gos.ihomepageA free, open source (GPL) HTML5 based video player written in Javascript. It solves cross browser and compatibility issues, adds eye candy and provides extremely powerful non standard features. To explain the mission´s goal simple: Create the best HTML5 centric media player out there - period.
  14. Kaltura (gos.ihomepageOpen Source Video Solutions.

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