Video Player Lite

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Video Player Lite is highly customizable video player with lots of adjustable features. It supports self hosted video, audio and image files, 360 reality video and image panorama, Youtube and Vimeo videos and Live Streaming. It can be used as single video player or with playlist support of multiple videos.

Video Player Lite is a powerful video and audio player that supports all kind of embeddable media, from HTML5 video formats to Youtube and Vimeo videos, audio or image files to Apple HLS and MPEG DASH live streaming and 360 virtual reality videos and images.

Player can serve different video quality for both desktop and mobile browers, display video subtitles in multiple langauges, control playback speed, and audio languages for live streaming.

Video Player Lite can contain mixed media inside a playlist, so we can have self hosted videos, Youtube videos and some images mixed inside the same playlist.

Player is packed with a huge amount of features and customization options from different skins, color customization, social sharing, external API, private / password protected videos.

Features and options

  • Multiple skins
  • Open player as ligthbox
  • Responsive and mobile friendly layouts with breakpoints
  • Highly customizable with HTML and CSS
  • Only mp4 video format required for all browsers and devices
  • Media support
    • Self hosted video
    • Self hosted virtual reality 360 video
    • Self hosted images
    • Self hosted image panorama 360
    • Apple HLS Live Streaming m3u8
    • MPEG DASH Live Streaming
    • Youtube single videos
    • Vimeo single videos
    • Self hosted audio
  • Playback options:
    • random playback
    • loop playlist
    • playback speed
    • start / end time
    • multiple playback qualities
    • muted mobile autoplay
    • autoplay in viewport
    • on media end navigate to web url link
    • Media end action (next, loop, rewind)
  • Mix different media types in playlist
  • SVG icons
  • Subtitles support for any media (video, audio, Youtube, Vimeo) in vtt / srt format
  • Remember playback position on page reload.
  • Protect media and video urls with url encryption from source page.
  • Video aspect ratio (fit inside, fit outside, original size)
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Password protected content
  • Use native player on mobile
  • Display poster on mobile
  • Display poster image for Youtube and Vimeo videos
  • Social sharing
  • Support for multiple instances in the same page
  • Minimize video to page bottom on page scroll
  • Swipe video to advance
  • Stick to bottom on page scroll
  • Theater mode (full width video mode)
  • Replace wordpress default video player (self hosted, youtube, vimeo)
  • API methods to interact with the player on runtime
  • Callbacks events during video playback

Updates / Changelog

VERSION 3.0 [19.4.2020]

 - [FIX] seekbar size calculation 
 - [FIX] mediaEndAction poster keeps duplicating posters
 - [FIX] IOS require double tap on unmute button if controls hidden
 - [CHANGE] video poster is always shown (if exist) regardless of autoplay 
 - [CHANGE] player max width now requires px or % values in field (900px or 70%)
 - [UPDATE] menu items bigger padding for better mobile usability
 - [ADD] option to set custom image preloader over player instead of current css spinner
 - [ADD] player custom classes
 - [ADD] player settings can now be passes with query string (parameters begins with "vpl-")
 - [ADD] create video or playlist from query string parameters   
 - [UPDATE] share specific video in player when used with social networking (direct link to video and current time)
 - [UPDATE] right click context menu update, share url to specific video in player
 - [ADD] resume playback position prompt - ask user to continue watching where left off or start from the beginning 
 - [UPDATE] option to open player from click on any dom element (normal player or lightbox)

VERSION 2.8 [3.3.2020]

 - [ADD] unmute button to unmute the video 
 - [ADD] optional closed caption button in controls to toggle caption state
 - [UPDATE] autoplay in viewport multiple players like facebook
 - [ADD] LIVE indicator in controls for live streams (auto or manual)
 - [ADD] option to disable seekbar to prevent skipping video
 - [FIX] parse vtt with multiline of text

VERSION 2.75 [14.2.2020]

 - [UPDATE] cleaned double autoPlay setting (no more forceMutedAutoplay), autoPlay settings is now reponsible for muted autoplay
 - [ADD] example demo with image icons, font-awesome icons

VERSION 2.7 [18.11.2019]

– [UPDATE] updates to player resizing (player never larger than viewport)
– [UPDATE] toggle subtitle font size with keyboard controls (+/-)
– [ADD] theater mode
– [ADD] open player in lightbox from any page element

VERSION 2.62 [11.11.2019]

 - [FIX] missing url to touchswipe

VERSION 2.61 [5.11.2019]

 - [FIX] vimeo autoplay after poster

VERSION 2.6 [27.10.2019]

 - [ADD] option to show poster after video end screen (self hosted, youtube, vimeo)
 - [ADD] option to skip poster 

VERSION 2.5 [16.10.2019]

 - [ADD] new optional buttons in controls (rewind, skip backward, skip forward)
 - [UPDATE] set default video quality on mobile
 - [ADD] image support
 - [ADD] load media by media-id API

VERSION 2.3 [28.8.2019]

 - [ADD] audio language menu for live streaming
 - [FIX] small bug fixes and code improvements

VERSION 2.2 [2.8.2019]

 - [UPDATE] all new skins and player core rewritten

tags: dash, HLS, html5, live streaming, mobile video, responsive video, skin, video, video player, vimeo, youtube

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