Vimeo Releases Embeddable HTML5 Video Player

Adrianne Jeffries:

Vimeo is releasing a “universal player” today that allows user to watch embedded Vimeo videos on mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad using the video playback capability built into the new HTML5 standard.

Vimeo will deliver the optimal player — Flash, HMTL5 or native — based on a user’s browser, as well as the appropriate video definition (HD, SD, mobile) and compression standard (H.264 or WebM, an open format developed for use with HTML5).

Vimeo has been serving HTML5 video for iOS devices for a while now, when you watch them at What’s new is that they’re now doing this for Vimeo videos embedded on other sites as well. Update: Looks like YouTube is testing something similar.

(Via Cameron Moll.)

Tuesday, 17 August 2010