Thứ Sáu, 17 tháng 5, 2013

6 Free Open Source embeddable Video Players

Well ! You are pretty familiar with the video-sharing website, owned by the Internet GiantGoogle, where you can share your videos and broadcast yourself. Also you might be aware that you can embedd those videos on your own blog or websites.

But… ever wondered ! to host your own player, yes, embeddable players, playing your music or videos with lots of customization on your own web space? It’s true you can make and add your own player,  play and share your videos with customized features at no cost.

Here are some top Free and Open Source embeddable players, changing your view on web technology:


Flowplayer is an Open Source (GPL 3) video player for websites. It’s built for site owners, developers, hobbyists, businesses, and serious programmers.FlowPlayer

Flowplayer looks pretty sleek right from the start. The default skin is very attractive, and the Javascript is very easy to work with. FlowPlayer is highly customisable to its look and to its features i.e you can give the player your unique look and in addition to that you can also choose your features. Every aspect of Flowplayer is modularized into plugins. Even the controlbar is a plugin that can be removed or replaced. You can extend your player with Flash plugins, JavaScript plugins or Streaming plugins.

If you want to use FlowPlayer this documentation can be helpful. The set-up process is really easy and there are lots of demos with codes on its site. The player has many configuration options as well. Your original video file can be in any format and located on your local hard disk or on a web server. Setup takes care of the file conversion to a web-friendly format.
So download and use it to embed video streams into your web pages absolutely free.

OSM Player

Talking about HTML5, one of the most used features of HTML5 is its native video playback without the need for Flash, but usually this is limited to a video that is playing and nothing else. Open Standard Media (OSM) Player is that and much more, because it adds support for creating playlists in the style of YouTube, in addition to these very interesting features:OSM Player

* 100% Open Source and 100% free!.
* Audio and Video support with the most popular media formats.
* Allows you to embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo with ease.
* Flash can go if your browser does not support HTML5, which facilitates compatibility.
* Easily themable using the incredible ThemeRoller system.
* Playlist support
* Player to Player communication.

OSM Player is a highly customizable and open source HTML5 media player that is built with jQuery. Undoubtedly it is one of the best options so far for the tag in HTML5 <video>, so it’s one of most recommended players.

JW Player

The JW Player is the Internet’s most popular and flexible media player. It supports playback of any format the Adobe Flash Player can handle (FLV, MP4, MP3, AAC, JPG, PNG and GIF). It also supports RTMP, HTTP, live streaming, various playlists formats and support javascript API.JW-FLV-Media-Player

JW Player gives a customizable video player and add flash video to your website with ease. It supports a variety of formats, including Flash, Silverlight, H.264, MP3 and YouTube videos. JW Player includes  a variety of free skins and plug-ins that allow you to customize the video player. Advertising solutions provide several options for monetizing your commercial video content.

JW Player is a useful application for user to play media files. It can help you add flash video to your website that you can share your video with your friends easily and convenient.

This player is free for personal use and license needed for commercial uses.

OS FLV Player

The OS FLV Player is an Open Source, embedable player for Flash native video files. The player provides a large amount of options that can be changed in the embed code, a code generator written in javascript, a library of PHP functions.


It has an API, written in PHP, that enables you to control almost anything like : flv file to be played, width, height & colors, auto-play, auto-rewind, auto-load options, volume, loop & more…

You can download it here and add to your HTML page.

FLV Player

FLV Player

FLV Player – Play your web movies, is an open source, free and customizable FLV player to play flash movies. It has 5 different versions that lets you only use a “play button” on player. Here are the versions mini, normal, maxi, multi, js.

The FLV must be at version 1.1 to play otherwise progress bar loop can’t be seen.


f4Player, a free and open source Action Script 3 Flash video player project developed by Goker Cebeci, is an AS3 (Action Script 3) FLV Flash video player that supports .fly, .f4v and .mp4 files on any web pages. f4Player is an lightweight AS3 library for web designers and developers to play flv, f4v files in flash action script 3 projects. It also includes a few skins and player files (.swf) for webmasters to easily play videos on websites.f4Player

The player supports progressive downloads (ability to play the downloaded portion of a file while the download is still in progress) and fullscreen display.

This player is very useful for web designers who want to avoid embedding youtube videos in webpages and thus make their websites, projects more personally branded.

The project is hosted by Google Project Hosting.It can be downloaded here.

These all are clearly good players, FlowPlayer and JW Player are the growing rivals. Although Flowplayer’s look is more polished, JW Player seems the more reliable and mature product, but JW Player is not free for commercial use. OSM Player can be another best alternative as based on jQuery…

Your experience with any of these players, or other embeddable video players, is welcome.


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