10 Best Free HTML5 Video Players

One of the most exciting buzz these days in web circles is about HTML5 and specifically video on HTML5. HTML5 video tag has solved the age old problem site owners and designers face on how to best embed video on websites. HTML5 can play video online without adobe flash player. There are more beautiful HTML5 video interface built in, including a set of controls (play/pause etc.), so you don’t need anything else to play video in them. So here are 10 Best Free HTML5 Video Players.

The Free HTML5 Video Player

A free, open source (GPL) HTML5 based video player written in Javascript. It solves cross browser and compatibility issues, adds eye candy and provides extremely powerful non standard features.



VideoJS is an HTML5 Video Player, built with Javascript and CSS, with a fallback to a Flash video player for when the browser doesn’t support HTML5 video.



Sublime Video іѕ a HTML5 Video Player, users саn play videos lacking thе need οf browser plugins οr Flash dependencies. It supports Full-window mode wіth sleek zoom-іn/out transitions.



FryPlayer is fast and easy to use HTML5 video player. Main feature is that he is completely free to use!



HTML5 audio and video players in pure HTML and CSS.



HTML5 video with Flash fallback. Easy CSS/HTML/JS customization and theming. Full screen support. Completely open source and free for commercial use.



Kaltura HTML5 Video Player allows you to play back HTML5 videos that are going to be inserted into a website. It is very light and does not require any additional module to run. It is compatible with the most existing browsers even with those that do not support HTML5. It can play back several video formats such as OGG, H.264, MOV and more.


Open Standard Media (OSM) Player

Open Standard Media (OSM) Player is an all-in-one media player for the web. It is an industry changing, open source (GPLv3) media player that is written in jQuery to dynamically deliver any type of web media, including HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flash.


OIPlayer jQuery plugin

HTML5 audio and video player with fallback to Java and Flash.


Dailymotion HTML5 Video

DailyMotion video player based on HTML5 video tag + javascript/CSS3, also has svg filters and animated PNG.


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One thought on “10 Best Free HTML5 Video Players”

  1. i would be really cool if we could at least get an option to enable the HTML5 mode jwplayer in the next Subsonic release. Not only would it bypass the need for flash, but it also has some extra features (wav playback, etc).

    It seems the biggest issue would be with flv video, but by transcoding to mp4 instead of flv, that could be solved. Even without the video fix, making it optional would allow those of us the mainly use Subsonic for music to benefit from the new player.

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