HTML5 <audio> or <video> player with Flash and Silverlight shims that mimics the HTML5 MediaElement API, enabling a consistent UI in all browsers.
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MediaElement.js: <video> and <audio> made easy.

One file. Any browser. Same UI.

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MediaElementPlayer: HTML5 <video> and <audio> player

A complete HTML/CSS audio/video player built on top MediaElement.js and jQuery. Many great HTML5 players have a completely separate Flash UI in fallback mode, but MediaElementPlayer.js uses the same HTML/CSS for all players.

MediaElement.js is a set of custom Flash and Silverlight plugins that mimic the HTML5 MediaElement API for browsers that don't support HTML5 or don't support the media codecs you're using. Instead of using Flash as a fallback, Flash is used to make the browser seem HTML5 compliant and enable codecs like H.264 (via Flash) and even WMV (via Silverlight) on all browsers.

Browser and Device support

Format Support
mp4 Please visit for comprehensive information
webm Please visit for comprehensive information
mp3 Please visit for comprehensive information
m3u8 Safari and iOS (native); all browsers that support Flash (version 10 or later)
rtmp/flv All browsers that support Flash (version 10 or later)
wmv/wma All browsers that support Silverlight
YouTube All browsers since it uses iframe tag

Installation and Usage

The full documentation on how to install MediaElement.js is available at Installation.

A brief guide on how to create and use instances of MediaElement available at Usage.

API and Configuration

MediaElement.js has many options that you can take advantage from. Visit API and Configuration for more details.

Guidelines for Contributors

If you want to contribute to improve this package, please read Guidelines.

Change Log

Changes available at Change Log

TODO list

New features and pending bugs can be found at TODO list.