Last post Nov 30, 2015 02:05 PM by Rion Williams
Nov 30, 2015 01:06 PM|pieterhillewaert|LINK
I was reading about THEOplayer that it is the best HTML5 video player because the user doesn't need to install or use any plugins. I think this is very special so my question is, can you please take a look at THEOplayer on
https://www.theoplayer.com and let me know what you think?
Thank you very much!!
Nov 30, 2015 02:05 PM|Rion Williams|LINK
It looks like a solid player, however as far as modern browsers go, most should provide some level of video support. The key here is that you would just need to ensure that you have the appropriate file type that is supported in each of the browsers that
you are targeting.
Another thing to consider is that while no plug-ins may sound like a good thing, it's only good if you aren't worried about supporting older browsers. Building an application that can fall back gracefully when the preferred support is not available (such
as HTML5 <video> elements) can often be a nice thing if you have users that are going to be using older browsers.
With that being said - there are quite a few HTML5-based video players out there (many of which are completely free). So you may want to consider looking into a few other options instead of actually paying to license a video player.
The Video for Everyone generator for example will allow you to drop in the appropriate file types for your video and use HTML5 if available and it will fall back to Flash if it isn't available.