Introducing the JW Player for HTML5

Blog 1 min read | May 12, 2010 | JW Player


Update: JW7 is now released! Check it out here.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the beta release of the JW Player for HTML5. The JW Player for HTML5 leverages new technology within modern web browsers to playback video without the need for plugins or addons. This has the potential to improve both user experience and performance, especially as browsers begin to take advantage of the hardware-based video decoding available on most devices.

That having been said, no browser on the market today has the extensive playback capability of the JW Player for Flash. For that reason, we’ve built in a seamless fallback for those viewers who can’t take advantage of these improvements.

Although we’ve labeled the player as beta, you’ll still find a fully functional player jam-packed with features, including:

  • Full support for all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, iPad, and iPhone
  • Playback capabilities for H.264, Theora, and FLV
  • Support for all JW Player PNG Skins and
  • An extensive API for those who want to add in additional functionality

You can download the JW Player for HTML5 here.

The JW Player for HTML5 is the newest in our long line of players and demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting the most innovative technologies.  Should you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our support forum.