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10 Best jQuery and HTML5 Media Players

Sam Deering

Back in the day, people used flash videos on their sites, since flash was pretty much the only option of showing videos. But now everyone wants a wider support for playing videos, supporting multiple audio and video formats, player lists, adjustable controls, auto aspact ratio video etc… All these features can be accessed by making the use of jQuery plugins and HTML5 in which you can provide means of using audio and video in simple ways. Check out our roundup of 10 best jQuery and HTML5 player tutorials below! Enjoy!

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1. jQuery HTML5 Open Video Player (OVP)

Open Video Player (OVP) is an initiative encompassing the use of open standards, best practices, and established development methodologies in the development of media player applications.

jQuery HTML5 Open Video Player

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2. LeanBack Player

Is a HTML5 Video Player with subtitle-support. It supports widely used desktop browsers and mobile devices. Support also IE6, IE7, IE8 and Safari (without Quicktime on windows).

LeanBack Player

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3. FryPlayer

Is one of open source and easy to use HTML5 jQuery video player. It has a play and pause button, also possible to set volume sound. Has the ability to skin, buffering, and full screen mode.


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4. FancyPlayer

jQuery Fancybox and Flowplayer Integration Tutorial


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5. jQuery UI Video Widget

The jQuery UI Video widget enhances your HTML5.

jQuery UI Video Widget

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6. TubePlayer

Is a jQuery plugin that implements YouTube Player API, and allows you to create your own controls and components for YouTube movies. In addition to jQuery, it also requires SWF Object for cross browser support.


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7. jQuery Mp3 Player : julienMP3Player

jQuery plugin to embed an MP3 player (multi-track).


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8. HTML5 Video – Kaltura JavaScript HTML5 Media Library

Kaltura, an advanced video publishing platform, is sharing a free and open source HTML5 Video & Media JavaScript Library.

Kaltura JavaScript

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9. Music Player in jQuery

In this tutorial you create an amazing music player coded in xHTML and jQuery that made use of mouse gestures and hotkeys. You can click and drag with mouse to interact with interface’s music player or use directional keys and spacebar instead of mouse.

Music Player in jQuery

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10. Open Source HTML5 Audio Player: Boombox.js

HTML5 introduces the audio element which offers a way to play audio natively in the browser. However the native controls are a little lacking in style. Thankfully HTML5 also brings Media Element API to interact with which allows us to skin an Audio object however we want.


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