As we all know, HTML5
video element allows us to embed videos into web pages without any plugins. But the problem is not all browsers support this feature. Moreover, each browser provides native video player controls, which are not allowed in professional web design. Thankfully, someone has created jQuery plugins solution for these. Hereby, I have roundup of 8 best jQuery plugins for creating consistent and cross-browser HTML5 video. It should help you save time in coding!
Evidently, if you wish to create custom HTML5 video player controls, check out this post:
jPlayer : HTML5 Audio & Video for jQuery
jPlayer is a lightweight jQuery HTML5 Audio / Video Library. It allows us to rapidly weave cross platform HTML5 video and audio into our web pages, with customizable player’s skin through HTML and CSS.
MediaElement.js is a jQuery plugin for HTML5 audio and video players with few built-in player skins by default. Moreover, you can control what buttons appear on the control bar. It supports for WordPress blog as well.
Jme – jMediaelement
jme is an HTML5 audio/video development kit with Flash fallback, which focuses on flexibility, intuitive DOM-API and semantic code. Also, it is skinnable through CSS and HTML.
SublimeVideo – HTML5 Video Player
SublimeVideo is a premium jQuery plugin for HTML5 video player. It allows you to easily embed videos in any web page or blog. You could even use the features like lightbox and playlist.
JW Player allows you to use Flash & HTML5 together, because it supports both Flash and HTML5 rendering modes. Just tell the JW Player which to prioritize and it does the rest. That’s cool!
Projekktor is a free HTML5 video player written in jQuery. It is easy to integrate and provides extremely powerful non standard features.
FlareVideo is a free jQuery plugin for HTML5 video with Flash fallback. It allows HTML and CSS customization and theming with full screnn support.
OIPlayer jQuery Plugin
OIPlayer jQuery plugin allows you to build HTML5 audio and video player with fallback to Java and Flash. There are few special features on this plugin such as dark and white control.
video.js | HTML5 Video Player
PS: Even though video.js is not a jQuery plugins, but I would like to recommend it here as well.