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How To Build a HTML5 Video Player

How To Build a HTML5 Video Player | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Want to roll your own HTML5 player?  Steve Heffernan at StreamingMedia.com has a new full detailed technical guide just on this.

 

From the article intro: "When I was 6 years old, I had metal-capped front teeth, a lazy eye, an eye patch to correct my lazy eye, thick glasses, plastic tubes in my ears to drain fluids, and a speech impediment.

 

HTML5 video is kind of like me at 6 years old. It has the potential to some day be a fully functioning HTML tag. But right now, it has some issues.

 

In order to work with HTML5, we need to know what its issues are and how to patch them. That said, HTML5 video will some day be the default method developers use for playing video on the web.

 

Apple is holding strong on its decision not to support Flash on iOS, Adobe is cutting development on Flash for other mobile browsers, and more users support HTML5 video every day as Chrome takes over the browser market. That makes this a great time to get a head start on building video experiences with HTML5 video."

 

Comprehensive. 8/10

 

Full guide: http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Building-an-HTML5-Video-Player-81048.aspx 


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The HTML5 Video Player: Video.js

The HTML5 Video Player: Video.js | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Video.js is a HTML 5 video player built on JavaScript and CSS also known as an "HTML5 Video Player".


This open-source video player makes it easy and effective for online publishers needing to post video-based content, to utilize a technology that supports video display and reliable playback across all operating systems and playback devices out of the box.


An HTML5 Video Player is a JavaScript library that builds a custom set of controls over top of the HTML5 video element to provide a consistent look between HTML5 browsers.


Video.js builds on this by fixing many cross browser bugs or inconsistencies, adding new features that haven't been implemented by all browsers (like fullscreen and subtitles), as well as providing one consistent JavaScript API for both HTML5, Flash, and other playback technologies and a JavaScript API for interacting with the video.


Video.js is an open source project, which allows everyone to dig into the code and contribute updates. Level3 hosts the project on their CDN for free which means:

- Quick and painless setup.

- No downloads required.
- The files are delivered quickly and may already be cached.
- Your player software stays up-to-date as new devices are supported.


Find out more: http://videojs.com/ 


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The Best Omni Video Player Out There: VideoLAN Version2

The Best Omni Video Player Out There: VideoLAN Version2 | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you want to be able to view just about any video format out there, while controlling every single feature of it, there is nothing better and more cost-effective than Videolan. Now out in a new completely revamped version 2.


Key new features include:


VIDEO

  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
  • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
  • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
  • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
  • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.

AUDIO

  • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
  • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
  • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.

FORMATS

  • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
  • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
  • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.

INPUT AND DEVICES

  • Experimental support for BluRay discs:
  • - Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
  • - AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
  • Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
  • Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.

Download Mac, Windows and Linux new 2.0 version here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.0.html#download  


Find out more: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.0.html 

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Sepp Hasslberger's comment, February 20, 2012 4:08 AM
I have been using (the old version of) VLC for years. Just got the new one. Thanks!
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VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of features that you might not have known it could do.

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The Google Open-Source Video Player

The Google Open-Source Video Player | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

Google has just released an open-source video player which allows any web publisher to not only embed and display any video clip saved in a supported format, but also the ability to integrate whole groups of clips into a dedicated Categories feature.


"When a user opens the Video Player Sample web app, they can choose to watch a single video or create a playlist of videos/episodes from a list that they have uploaded and populated to the app."


Key features include: 


  • Ability to subscribe to shows, watch episodes, create playlists
     
  • Support for multiple video formats (depending on what the user’s browser supports (including WebM, Ogg, MP4, and even a Flash fallback)
     
  • A Categories page with an overview of the different shows/categories available in the app
     
  • Notifications of new episodes (when the app is installed via the Chrome Web Store)
     
  • Built in support for sharing to Google+, Twitter and Facebook
     
  • Player look & feel customization
     
  • All source files, including the Photoshop PSD’s, are included


Demo: http://video-player-sample.appspot.com/ 


Original Google announcement: http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/atom.xml 


Technical info: http://code.google.com/p/video-player-sample/ 


Chrome app: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jhojbofcldbpmilfcnlihpknapnaagce 


More info: http://code.google.com/p/video-player-sample/ 


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United By Photography's comment, January 10, 2012 11:04 PM
This seem great new for the open video alliance and those seeking low cost open source alternatives for video.