24 HTML5 Video Players

HTML5 videos are elements that were introduced in the HTML5 draft specification for the purpose of playing videos and movies. HTML5 video is to become a new standard way to show video online, but there has been disagreements about which video formats should be supported in the video element.

Google acquired On2 in 2010, which resulted in the acquisition of VP8 video format by Google. Google provided royalty-free licenses for VP8. Google also started WebM, which combines non-standardized VP8 video codec with Vorbis audio in a Matroska container. Google said in January 2011 that they are ending native support of H.264 in Chrome. After the launch of WeM, Mozilla and Opera called for the inclusion of VP8 in HTML.

There are a large number of advanced HTML5 video players and solutions that exist today. SublimeVideo Player was the first to demo how a custom player could provide a better viewing experience than the browser’s native player. Below is a list of 24 HTML5 video players and resources.

Acorn Media Player

Acorn Media Player is a jQuery plugin for implementing a custom HTML5 player with a focus on customization and accessibility.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

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24 HTML5 Video Players Comments

  1. Flash video player says:

    Thanks for your posting… HD Flash video Player is intuitively better than any other high definition video player and you are sure going to love this one which plays your videos in unbelievable HD and crystal sound clarity..!

  2. @hawook27 says:

    Nice post.Thanks for sharing.cool demonstration! eventhough HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features it works well.. it let’s iOS folk hear the mp3, tho the player will launch in a new webpage

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