10 Awesome HTML5 Video Players

1. Projekktor - The Free HTML5 Video Player

Projekktor is a 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.

2. Video for Everybody

Video 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.

Video for Everybody

3. VideoJS – HTML5 Video Player

  • Free & Open Source
  • Lightweight. NO IMAGES USED
  • 100% skinnable using CSS
  • Library independent
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to understand & extend
  • Consistent look between browsers
  • Full Screen & Full Window Modes
  • Volume Control
  • Forced fallback to Flash (even when there is an unsupported source)

4. Open Standard Media (OSM) Player

With the onset of HTML5, there is a dramatic paradigm shift in the wake for online media content delivery. For well over 6 years, this industry has been dominated by the proprietary Adobe Flash Player, which has been used to deliver high quality media to audiences far and wide. This reign is coming to a dramatic end as new Open Standard technology takes its place. Yes, HTML5 is here, and we present to you the Open Standard Media (OSM) Player!

Open Standard Media (OSM) Player

5.  Kaltura & HTML5

Kaltura has developed a full HTML5 Video Library – in use by Wikipedia – that works in ALL major browsers, even IE.

The library supports a seamless fallback with Flash based playback (using Kaltura’s media player – KDP3) or Java Cortado for browsers that don’t yet feature HTML5 video & audio support. Upon detection of the client browser, the Kaltura HTML5 library chooses the right codec to use (specified in the source attributes) and the right player to display. So whether you’re using flash, h264, ogg-theora or plan to use the anticipated VP8 codec – Kaltura’s library will make sure it is played on all browsers with the same html based UI.

6. VIDEO5 Player

VIDEO5 Player is capable of using HTML5 standard in new browser versions and flash technology in older ones, or those browsers that don’t yet support HTML5.

7. Vplayer – Video player with Gallery

Vplayer is a minimalistic HTML5 Video Player with a Social Media Sharing Widget and a Video Gallery Slider. Vplayer works on all modern browsers, and can fall back to Flash for older browsers. The scripts’ only dependency is jQuery.

8. JQuery Html5 Video Player

This is a fantastic HTML5 video player based on jQuery JavaScript Library. This script doesn’t require any extra Browser Plugins to display HTML5 videos. It features a beautiful and unified UI on all desktop browsers and supports fullscreen in Window Mode.

9.  HTML5 Blue Video Gallery

This gallery uses the latest html5 tehniques. For example – it uses HTML5 LocalStorage to remember the last volume you had before you exit and sets back that volume when you come back. All the player graphics are driven by XML so you can change anything very easy. The gallery works in all major browsers environment – including IE through flash fall-back. Also, by inputting a single video in the video gallery, it becomes a video player; so you purchase one product, and you have two.

10. Tejas – Premium HTML5 Video Player

Tejas is a powerful and elegant solution for embedding video content on your websites using the HTML5 element through a browser neutral custom UI.

Tejas is built on jQuery and utilizes the very powerful ThemeRoller system for rendering its user interface. This means that changing the color scheme or images is as simple as just going to the ThemeRoller site and using the friendly GUI to change whatever you need. If you want to delve even deeper, it provides more options and flexibility so that you can create an UI you want without touching the plugin.

2 thoughts on “10 Awesome HTML5 Video Players

  • February 8, 2011 at 5:45 am
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    Nice list. I have been using JW player for my clients, perhaps time to move on…?

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    • February 8, 2011 at 11:18 am
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      If JW player your needs then you should not change it, but do check them once and if you think it is something that will improve your work, then sure you should totally use them.

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