Introduction to the HTML5 Media Player
The HTML5 Media Player is similar for both single-stream and multi-stream recordings; however, some features are not needed for single-stream playback. The HTML5 Media Player does not require additional software downloads or plugins and adapts effectively to varied playback environments, including mobile devices.
The HTML5 Media Player is customizable to match the colors of your institution, and offers a fully searchable and user-controlled viewing environment. The HTML5 Media Player operates in much the same way for a single-stream or multi-stream video. The features that enable customization of the viewing window by stream are missing from the single-stream player.
Using the HTML5 Viewer
The HTML5 Media Player is accessible on a variety of devices, and offers a number of distinct advantages. These include:
- Compatibility with multiple browsers and devices.
- Ease of use.
- Built in video playback.
Students can easily turn Captioning on and off, Toggle Thumbnails, and adjust the Settings for the HTML5 Player.
Users may customize the HTML5 Player to select the desired stream, watch full screen, or prioritize one stream over another. Full screen options are available from the Media Player bar, while other options are part of the Settings menu.
Using the Sidebar
The Sidebar allows access to Captions, Notes and Slides, as well as the Index, Comments and Resources of the video. Keyboard Shortcuts are also visible from the Sidebar.