For the past many years Adobe has been the dominant video player on the market with their Flash video player, however sometimes you just want to try something different, and that is where Flowplayer entered the picture.
Flowplayer allows you to quickly add a video player on your websites. After having tried it out I must admit this is probably one of the better alternatives currently available. Perhaps one of the biggest advantages Flowplayer has over other existing video players is the ease of use, and the large amount of customizations that can be added to the player in order to give it an individual look that is perfect for your individual needs.
Have you ever wanted to design your own video player? well then simply head over to the Flowplayer designer and design your own, once you are finished all you need to do is add the code to your website and watch your beautiful creation come to life. You can customize everything from the size of the video, to the color of the progress bar at the same time you can also customize the UI elements of the player.
Flowplayer brings a lot of great features to a simple video player, not only does it allow you to track the number of plays that your video gets through Google Analytics, but you can also add cue points to the video so people know exactly where to click. Flowplayer is also controllable via keyboard shortcuts, furthermore you can add subtitles to the videos, you can also play back the video in slow motion, and of course Flowplayer has been optimized for Retina screens.
If you are the kind of person who likes to tinker with everything and feel comfortable with writing your own code then you are really only stopped by your imagination, you can make any changes, let’s say you have a great idea for how the video player should look, then all you need to do is write the code for it.
Flowplayer comes in both a free version as well as a commercial version; while both are essentially the same the free Flowplayer carries the Flowplayer logo. The commercial version ranges from $95 for one domain to $995 if you want to upload your videos to an unlimited number of sites, furthermore you can add your own logo to the video player.
Have you had any experience with Flowplayer? Let us know what you think about it, leave us a comment below.
This was a sponsored review for FlowPlayer. The opinions expressed are the authors’s only.