Message from JavaScript discussions

June 2018

— Ok, thanks for your patience


Hi, i wonder why poeple use javascript video player (eg jw olayer) in website, while just html5 video capable to do so.

is javascript player faster and smooth er to stream?

— What do you mean by javascript player? They all wrap <video>, don't they?

— I mean like jwplayer. js, video. js to play video on website.

why they using them while just html5 <video> tag can do this?

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— Better-looking controls?

— Maybe some of them do some serverside conversion?

— Or more API's?

— Makes sure the server supports range requests or something?

— So these player is more than usual player? is it true that these players are faster to stream video?

— No

— Except if they add something to the serverside

— Then they might be