HTML5 became the new standard for showing videos online when Steve Jobs ( CEO of Apple Inc. ) concludes in his public letter entitled “Thoughts on Flash”that with the development of HTML5, Adobe Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. The video element or video player is the most talked about and notable features of HTML5 because with it, you can embed video into web pages without using flash, plugins or other ActiveX controls and ensure backward compatibility. HTML5 also gain its popularity when the Apple iPhone, iPad and Android phones were launched because their browsers doesn’t support flash so more and more web developers design their websites using HTML5 just to cater the technology of these gadgets.
Here are the 11 Efficient HTML5 Video Players useful in playing videos or movies online. Most of the video players listed below include a step-by-step guide for you to easily render a video into your website. Check out this list. Enjoy!
SublimeVideo is an open source HTML5 powered video player which allow you to play videos without the need of browser plugins or Flash dependencies on your iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones, as well as other mobile platforms.
Moovie is a free custom control library of MooTools for the HTML 5 video element.
MediaElement.js is an HTML5 video and audio player in pure HTML and CSS with Flash Silverlight fallback and captions making it compatible with any browser.
Mooplay is an awesome HTML 5 video player that is built on top of MooTools. The Mooplay is completely customizable and has great features including its ability to integrate subtitles into videos which work with Ajax requests and synchronize with the video (.srt and .sub formats are supported).
FlareVideo is an open source and free HTML5 video player that automatically fallback to flash when a browser is incompatible or not supported to HTML 5. All the controls can be easily customized using CSS. It comes with full screen.
Akamai’s Open Video Player
Open Video Player is an open source HTML5 video player used to simplify the task or reduce the time it takes to create a flexible HTML5-based video player applications for delivery of HTTP content through the code library it provided.
LeanBack Player is an open source HTML5 video player that supports subtitles using HTML5 track element and even has a built-in fullscreen mode.