Friday, November 16, 2012

LongTail Video Launches New Version Of Its Open Source Video Player, With Support For Apple HLS

LongTail Video Launches New Version Of Its Open Source Video Player, With Support For Apple HLS | TechCrunch:
For years, LongTail Video has offered its open source JW Player as a free alternative for businesses that don’t want to put their videos on YouTube or pay SaaS-based content management players like Brightcove or Ooyala. But it doesn’t have all the features and functionality they might like — for instance, built in support for Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) adaptive bit-rate protocol. The new version of the JW Player — JW6 — seeks to correct that, while also improving the UI and speeding up playback.

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