Flowplayer 5 was released a few days ago.
The new player has a bunch of new / cleaned up bits of functionality:
- Streamlined design
- HTML5 comes first! Flash is no longer the default, it’s HTML5. Glad to see this
- Fully responsive
- Some functionality previously supported through plugins is now built into the player (playlists, cuepoints, google analytics, and embedding)
- Random seeking (no matter what has been loaded)
- Native full screen — no more using flash to force the full screen mode
- Keyboard shortcuts built in (volume, seek, fullscreen, mute, play/pause, stop)
- Simplified syntax
- Primarily CSS based styling (no more complex JS embeds)
- Embeddable (mentioned earlier) — you can even include your brand if you have the commercial version and propagate your brand
Flowplayer has been my favorite video player for at least a few years, and looks like it will stay that way for another few years.
I’m going to start publishing, every Friday, a list of some useful / interesting links I’ve visited throughout the course of the week.
Usually this will involve whatever I am working on at the moment. If you like these links, you can follow me on Twitter to get them as I find them (as opposed to waiting for Friday).
This week I’ve been working a lot with jQuery (nothing new), Flowplayer, and CSS. An average week for a web developer.
My favorite video player, Flowplayer, has released version 3.2.6 addressing some previous bug issues (one of which has been annoying me).
Some updates include:
I was just working on some strange Flowplayer bug, it just wouldn’t work in IE8.
Was just working with a strange bug in Flowplayer — after going full screen, the Control bar wouldn’t return on certain computers (seems to have been prevalent in certain versions of Safari 4.0.4, maybe Chrome).