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Which video player to choose for your site

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Kristen

To put video content on the site you need an HTML5 player that will convert any source format to the required one. Flash player used to do this, but time has passed. There are very famous built-in players (Vimeo, YouTube), but due to many reasons, it is not always convenient to use them. Some free open-source players depend on the community and therefore have both advantages and disadvantages. For example, many ceased to exist when user support diminished. Some have switched to a paid form of distribution and, because of this, continue to evolve and compete. Usually, in addition to the basic features, such video players allow you to use professional business tools, customize the player's appearance, and much more. Let's take a closer look at some of them.

Plyr

Popular among both beginners (due to its easy setup) and professionals who will appreciate the convenience of editing video content. There is support for screen reading, VTT. Various settings allow you to change the interface as you see fit. Editing and processing are done with a wide range of tools. The full-screen built-in feature provides high responsiveness.

Videojs

The video player supports legacy Flash video, HTML5, and allows you to play videos from YouTube and Vimeo sites. Viewing is available on mobile devices as well as personal computers and tablets. This player provides video playback on several hundreds of thousands of sites, so it tends to develop in the future due to its wide coverage. It's easy to install on a website, and a wide list of plugins allows you to embed videos on most modern social networks.

YouTube

Since we touched on the topic of popular video hosting platforms, we can't help but think of YouTube. The service offers free video hosting on its servers, which may sound tempting. Videos with this player are available on all browsers, and there are plenty of tools for analytics. You can't change the appearance, videos can be automatically deleted or blocked, player branding interferes, and ads.

MPVplayer

This is an excellent cross-platform player that supports all operating systems. The functionality is available for most browsers. The online video platform MPVplayer provides various tools to collect and analyze viewing statistics, which can be useful for commercial purposes. Monetization is set up in many ways. You can learn more about the paid services by going to https://mpvplayer.com/.

Cloudinary

The video player is used for websites mainly for businesses and large companies. It provides good visuals and supports high-resolution video. Streaming at high download speeds is achieved through adaptivity. Like many paid sites, it offers video hosting services. There are video encoding and processing options. Increase the conversion rate of your videos with built-in analytics that shows real-time viewing statistics.



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