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Jan 9 2012   10:15AM GMT

Google open sources new HTML5 video tool

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

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Google chose the PR graveyard shift slot of 4:30 USA Pacific time on Friday afternoon last week to put out its latest communiqué to us, the consuming masses.

The ‘search giant’ has pushed its latest HTML5 video tool to open source.

The new Video Player Sample is built with open web technology and is designed to allow developers (and other users) to wrap video up in the required code to be able to release it as a web store application.

It acts as a basic video player too, if that’s all a user is looking for.

This open source video player web app is built using the same architecture as the ’60 Minutes’ and the ‘RedBull.tv’ apps. It can be customised, extended, or simply used ‘out of the box’ and populated with a user’s own content. 



According to Google, “When a user opens the Video Player Sample web app, they can choose to watch a single video or create a playlist of videos/episodes from a list that they have uploaded and populated to the app.”

Users can view a video player demo app, or by add it to Chrome through the Chrome Web Store

Key features

• A beautiful video watching experience, including a full screen view

• Ability to subscribe to shows, watch episodes, create play lists

• Support for multiple video formats depending on what the user’s browser supports (including WebM, Ogg, MP4 and even a Flash fallback)

• A Categories page with an overview of the different shows/categories available in the app

• Notifications of new episodes (when the app is installed via the Chrome Web Store)

• Built in support for sharing to Google+, Twitter and Facebook

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  • piaesther
    I used this HTML5 Player which produced key features like,
    • Share video page to your social networking site.
    • Comment videos.
    • Rate videos.
    • Watch videos based on the access permission set by the admin.
    • Monetize by displaying preroll and postroll video advertisements in the player.
    • Add videos & video playlists to article pages using plugin shortcodes.
    • Flexible menu layouts

    • SEF / SEO optimization and plenty more!!!


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