Why HTML5? (Deprecated)

The Ooyala player supports the new HTML5 standard for a wide array of devices. Supporting this standard offers increasing opportunities for expanding your video market and increasing monetization options.

Note: Ooyala Player V3 and V2 have been deprecated and are scheduled to be disabled on 2018-01-31. After that date, Player V3 and Player V2 will no longer play your video or audio content. Customers still using older players need to migrate to Player V4 (see Player V4.

HTML5 is an emerging web standard that enables you to reach a wider audience on many different devices without having to re-code an app or web page for each device. Users don’t have to install and reinstall the same app on their different devices.

Important to video consumers, HTML5 includes support for video through a <video> tag. In addition to its HTML attributes, this video tag provides an extensive JavaScript API for controlling its content. The player supports both the HTML5 <video> tag and <flash> playback. If Flash is supported and present on a device, Player uses Flash. On mobile devices if Flash is not present or supported, the player uses HTML5.

The Ooyala player not only enables you to take advantage of the benefits of HTML5, it also continues to support Flash players. Essentially, Player makes the best choice of player depending upon your device capabilities. You use the new embed style for both types of players.

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