The <video> element is a long-awaited HTML5 video feature and probably one of the most talked about features in HTML5.
Here is a collection of useful HTML 5 video players which allow you to easily embed video into web pages and ensure backwards compatibility.
This is a MooTools custom controls library for the HTML 5 video element. It features: playlist and subtitles support, settings panel for enabling or disabling various options such as looping, captions and auto-hiding of controls bar.
SublimeVideo is an HTML5 video player that will allow you to easily embed videos in any page, blog or site using the latest modern web standards.
FlareVideo is an open source, jQuery-powered HTML5 video player. The player supports fullscreen mode and has a fallback mechanism into a Flash-driven player.
Projekktor is a free JS wrapper for the new HTML5 video and audio elements. It solves cross browser and compatibility issues, adds some eye candy to the native players and provides powerful non standard features.
OIPlayer is a HTML5 audio and video player with fallback to Java and Flash. OIPlayer ‘attaches’ itself to all video and/or audio tags it encounters. Besides the general configuration of the plugin itself, it uses for each individual tag the attributes the respective tag has like poster, width, controls, autoplay etc.
jme is a HTML5 audio / video development kit with Flash and VLC Fallback, which focuses on flexibility, intuitive DOM-API and semantic code.
Akamai has released a new Open Video Player for HTML5 <video> developer toolkit, aimed at simplifying the task of creating flexible HTML5-based video player applications for delivery of HTTP content.
This HTML5 video player is fairly straight forward and offers all of the basic controls you’d expect a video player to have. The player controls are visible when the video is paused or when the user’s cursor is over the video. Compatibility: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari
The Open Standard Media (OSM) Player is an all-in-one media player for the web. It is an industry changing, open source (GPLv3) media player that is written in jQuery to dynamically deliver any type of web media, including HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flash.
Developed by Rasmus Andersson, lead creative & designer at Spotify. Psd sources are available for the progress bar and icons, so you can customize the player to your needs.
Solid, well liked player, one of the originals with active development. Commercial.