How to Build an HTML5 Video Player, from VideoJS's Creator
Steve Heffernan explains how to build a customized HTML5 player. Watch this for everything you need to know.
Learn from the best: at the recent Streaming Media East conference in New York City, Steve Heffernan, creator of the widely used VideoJS player, explained how to build an HTML5 player from scratch. Heffernan started by explaining the evolution of online video.
"Someday I do see HTML5 video as being the primary playback technology for video on the web and mobile devices. We started with -- early on in video we had to support multiple plug-ins, like RealPlayer and QuickTime to get all of our viewers to be able to see the video," said Heffernan. "Then Flash came on the scene and we had that one plug-in that we could use to reach the majority of our users, which was awesome."
Plug-ins are still used, but their time is ending.
To watch the full lesson, click the video below. Be sure to download a PDF of Heffernan's presentation.
HOW-TO: Building an HTML5 Video Player
Speaker: Steve Heffernan, Creator, VideoJS
Player offers a common API for HTML5 and Flash, letting developers write for HTML5 and get results in both platforms.
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