Message from JavaScript discussions

June 2018

— 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?

— 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

— I only use html5 video tag to serve video to users. but when the video has bigger bitrate its getting slow to load?

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— Should I use these player?