Video player requirements

There will be a meeting at 11:00 EDT on 30 March 2012 to discuss player requirements with interested projects.

Adobe Connect meeting location: http://connect.iu.edu/vov (enter meeting as a guest, providing your name and affiliation)

Audio bridge option:

  • Phone Number: (812) 856-3600
  • PIN:  001824#

Note: User story references (e.g., us18) refer to our user stories document.

VoV video player needs to satisfy these requirements:

Features that are required and nice to have built-in but we can write them ourselves

Features that are not required but would be nice to have and difficult for us to implement

Features that we will most likely want to write ourselves

Other requirements

Video players compared

The list below only compares open-source players with license less strict than GPL.

 jwplayermediaelement.jsOSMF (StrobeMedia)Engagevideo.jsFluid player
LicenseCustomGPLv2/MITBSDMPLLGPLv3ECL 2.0
FlashYesYesYesYesYesYes
m3u8Flash + HTML5HTML53rd party pluginProbablyUnclearHTML5
Adaptive streamingYesNoYesProbablyNoNo
PlaylistYesNoYesProbablyNoNo
SkinnableFlash + HTML5YesYesNoYesHTML5
Javascript APIYesYesExploratoryYesYesYes
Clip makingYesNoUnclearYesUnclearNo
CaptionYesYesNoYesYesYes

Engage is based on OSMF. We're looking into Fluid Player.