We are currently testing on the latest stable releases of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, as well as IE 11 and Safari 9. We test using both Widevine and PlayReady, but any browser-supported DRM system available through EME should work.
Our main goal is to make it as easy as possible to stream adaptive bitrate video using modern browser technologies. We try to keep the library light and simple, and it has no third-party dependencies. Everything you need to build and deploy is in the sources.
We support both ISO BMFF (MP4) and WebM content (even in the same manifest), WebVTT for subtitles and captions, both clear and encrypted content, and multilingual content. And best of all, it's free!
- hosted demo (sources in
- hosted builds on cdnjs
- mailing list (join for release announcements or to discuss development)
- hosted API docs
If you installed Shaka Player via npm, the sources have already been compiled for you.
In order to build, you simply need python v2.7 (for the build scripts) and
JRE 7+ (for the compiler). Just run
./build/all.py and look for the output
dist/shaka-player.compiled.js. The output can be included directly in a
To build the documentation, you will also need nodejs. Just run
./build/docs.py and look for the output in
Shaka Player can also be run in uncompiled mode. This is very useful for development purposes.
To load the library without compiling, you will need to generate a Closure
"deps file" by running
./build/gendeps.py. Then, you'll need to bootstrap
your application with three
<script src="third_party/closure/goog/base.js"></script> <script src="dist/deps.js"></script> <script src="shaka-player.uncompiled.js"></script>
If you installed Shaka Player via npm, the deps file has already been generated for you.
You will need a few third-party dependencies to run automated tests. These
dependencies are managed through
npm and Shaka's
package.json. If you
cloned Shaka from github, simply run
npm install from your git working
directory to install these dependencies locally.
Run the tests in your platform's browsers using
./build/test.py. If you are
familiar with the karma test runner, you can pass additional arguments
to karma from
build/test.py. For example:
./build/test.py --browsers Opera
./build/test.py --browsers Chrome,Firefox --reporters coverage
You can skip slow-running integration tests with
If you have improvements or fixes, we would love to have your contributions. Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for more information on the process we would like contributors to follow.