Feature-Rich And Responsive HTML5 Video Player – Flowplayer (3 Licenses Giveaway)

Displaying video on websites is both easy and hard as a good video experience usually requires a custom-styled, cross-browser and fast player.

Flowplayer, the popular HTML5 video player, offers a great experience with a completely customizable feature set.

FlowPlayer

One of the most important things when playing video is probably the browser support. The player does that perfectly with HTML5 by default and falling back to Flash when needed.

Flowplayer’s interface is completely customizable and it comes with 3 beautiful skins. Also, its layout is fluid and works in any screen size with no extra settings.

There is a web-based designer to create a completely new skin and also see how flexible it is.

It can be controlled very easily (keyboard and touch events support) and offers a (native) fullscreen mode too.

FlowPlayer - Skinnable

Cuepoints can be defined for any video, sub-titles can be added and the videos can even be displayed in slow-motion.

For a better customization, any HTML can be shown when the videos are preloading and once they are ended (good for presentations and branding).

Flowplayer integrates well with Google Analytics and can track “how long a video is played, how many times it is played and in which format (HTML5 or Flash).

Each video file is embeddable (if enabled) with the help of a share button that auto-generates an embed link.

FlowPlayer - Cross Browser

All the functionality of the player can be controlled with a powerful API and it has callbacks on every level to interact with any event.

The player is open source and free to use under the GPL license. For commercial use, it requires a license.

And, Flowplayer team provides great support (paid support exists) and an active user community that discusses on their product forum.

How to join the giveaway?

Flowplayer is giving away 3 * Commercial licenses ($95 value/each) and in order to join:

  • please comment to this post

And, the winners will be selected randomly on 06 May 2013 (1 week later) with the query below:

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4037 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

Good luck to all.

The winners

Here they are:

  • bigcloud (comment #1263775)
  • Techspy (comment #1263756)
  • Federico Garcia (comment #1263809)

Congratulations.

  • Hector

    The huge mode is awesome

  • http://nikolaovcharski.com Nikola Ovcharski

    Flowchat is one of the best HTML5 players.

  • Mike

    Thanks for the great giveaway, could use one of these licenses.

  • JoshW

    I live flow player. Sign me up!

  • UFO

    Hi 😉

  • mostafa

    Flowplayer is the best video player today, i will use it in many commercial project i am working on . thanks WebD

  • Jim l

    I love how customizable flow player is.

  • http://www.pocketmovies.net Jerome N.

    I could definitively use this license to use this really good player on my website ! Let the RAND() pick me 😉

  • auipga

    nice player. would be a nice addon for my owncloud :)

  • http://www.corybuckley.com Cory Buckley

    very nice! I wish the custom logo overlay would be a bit more responsive. It’s kind of annoying to view a video on a mobile device with the logo covering half of the video. But all of the features on this player make it a gem!

  • olfo

    98% browser coverage and Google Analytics => nice !

  • http://my-insomnia.org Alex Vasilenko

    Google analytics integration is the best option

  • http://www.xprimedia.com Bogdan N.

    pick me :)

  • http://www.mikail-al-almany.de Michael Johne

    I want it, i want it, i want it.

  • http://www.kyoukhana.com Kevin Youkhana

    Flow player has come a long way. I remember flow player back in the day when it was just FLASH :). Also thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Rodrigo

    This is the best player .I’d love the chance to try this one!.

  • http://www.kadder.de Falk

    flowplayer would be the ideal player for my blog 😉

  • touba

    Zumba Flowplayer

  • Alex T.

    I love this player and it’s customization possibilities, I’m a user of the free version. Thx!!

  • http://www.nathanieldeal.com/ Nathaniel Deal

    Great HTML5 application with flash fallback. Works awesome on everything from IE7 to iPad. Been using it for years!

  • http://alleycatthemes.com James

    This would be brilliant to showcase in our new theme, sign me up!

  • Emanuele Biancardi

    Praying to the RAND() Gods :)

  • matteo

    God bless flowplayer! 😀

  • jrcasmir

    best media player for sue in html 5.. helps make it possible to stream video to idevices which dont normally support FLV

  • http://www.doom-design.com Doom

    Since I know FlowPlayer, it has become one of the best solutions for video on the web. With version 5, they became even better – again!

    So it is a no-brainer for me to join the license giveaway :)

  • http://www.aniac.co.uk Anton

    Would love a free license. Great Player 😀

  • Sharad

    It can play video in slow motion too? That IS interesting! I am going to consider streaming youtube videos – on my site – but using FlashPlayer!

  • http://www.ajeel.co pixels

    nice giveaway thank you so much

  • Garrett N

    This is the best HTML video player out there, from what I’ve seen. Thanks for this giveaway!

  • MasterChowl

    wow… en este momento tengo un gran proyecto y esta licencia me vendria como caida del cielo
    ==============
    wow … at this time I have a great project and I could use that license as falling from the sky

  • Allan L

    Used flowplayer in my previous project and the plugin is very nice and easy to implement. Will be using this again when I’m required to use html5 video player plugins.

  • Alberto Z.

    Interested in doing some experiments and improve user experience with this tool 😀

  • Marek

    FlowPlayer power! Sign me up too! 😀

  • magico

    This seems promising!!
    com’on Random help me! 😀

  • Dimas MM

    I love it 😀

  • MeMylo

    great post 😉 as always

  • http://www.zindigo.com Wayde

    Flowplayer is a great solution for streaming video on multiple device types

  • http://hmelius.com/ H M Elius

    I want! I want!

  • Amir

    I love flowplayer. I think it is a great player. Have been using it for quite a while.

  • Billy

    Very reliable and customizable. Sign me up!

  • http://dashash.com Jon

    I would like this,Sign me up!

  • Shambhunath Prasad

    SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4037 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type=” GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

    So Many messages. I hope I have a chance

  • http://SELECT*FROMwp_commentsWHEREcomment_post_id=4037ANDcomment_approved=1ANDcomment_type=''GROUPBYcomment_author_emailORDERBYRAND()LIMIT3 Shambhunath Prasad

    So Many messages. I hope I have a chance

  • Goktug

    Flow player is really good player.

  • Brian

    This video player is legit. Too legit to quit

  • Robert

    Yeha, realy nice !

  • Maik

    Simple love it.

  • http://www.sonsof.net manuel

    Flowplayer is a great product, I’m using the old version on a couple of site, and I’m just migrating to the new version.

  • Christopher Vrooman

    Flowplayer keeps getting better and better!

  • Marc Stalfoort

    count me in

  • Techspy

    Have been using flowplayer free for so long. Great chance for a premium licence :)

  • Eric

    This is a great tool – loved it every time I’ve used it. Keep up the good work, FlowPlayer.

  • http://www.socialkauai.com Chuck Lasker

    The Google Analytics integration is phenomenal. That alone makes it worth paying for.

  • Etrimon

    Flowplayer is really awesome!

  • Ismael

    Please RAND() be my friend!

  • J.Pagano

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Sree Dan

    Thanks for the great giveaway would love this!

  • Burak Akbulut

    My favourite! I love its minimalist design

  • Pelin Sen

    Simply Love it. I hope I have a chance

  • http://www.clipnote.co.kr bigcloud

    한글로 써도 뽑아주나요?

    Good luck for me…. (^V^)

  • Oliver Tempel

    wow, a great tool, would be nice to win a licence

  • Heint Zaw Hte

    Hey, MYSQL! choose me 😛

  • i-keng

    i want it!!!! pls.

  • John

    Yes I would want one :)

  • Romain

    Pleaseeeeeee give me one!

  • sandy

    Awesome :)

  • Thomas

    Used it a lot in the “Flash”-Times 😉

  • Federico Garcia

    The best HTML 5 player, period.

  • Laur

    Hah, they make some changes 😀 i like it.

  • Cheryl

    Very cool! I’d love to win a license!

  • Firebit

    All the customization are very usefull!!!

  • Stfan

    Nice video player.

    Thanks

  • Arumik

    A license would be bonus!!! YAY!

  • Cyrke

    Me want player!

  • jonatan scheines

    I want! :-)

  • Larry1123

    Out of all for the Video Platforms I have used this has been the best one so far.

  • http://www.seyfriedsource.com/ Cammy

    I hope I win 😀

  • Julien

    Another great give away from this greats site.
    I could use one of these license.

  • http://www.stylifyyourblog.com/ Prayag Verma

    A great giveaway organized by your blog
    FlowPlayer will be really useful in my blog
    Hope lady luck shines on me this time

  • Christophe

    yes please

  • Kai

    Count me in …

  • Marcin

    I like Flowplayer Designer

  • Dante Mdz.

    I want to win a license.
    Flowplayer is awesome.

  • Johan

    Awesome!

  • Shane

    Would love to be able to look at the GA integration.

  • EK

    I’ve used Flowplayer before, it’s great.

  • Andres Ramos

    Looks like a great HTML 5 player.

  • Amr

    great !

  • moritz jost

    good work !!! keep it up :-)

  • http://radiopsyched.com Paul

    I just finished a website last month (radiopsyched.com) where I first used a flash audio player called wimpyplayer. Very much because of that we were short of time and it had the option to make a custom skin. But the almost 1 hr long show segments kept getting stuck and the whole page had to be reloaded to keep listening, plus that it wouldn’t play on smartphones either. I contacted their support, twice, but after a month I still have not received any answer. So we decided to change to pickle player – a more modern html5 player with flash fallback instead, this one also selected for its customable skinning, although I was weary since it is from the same company, considering their support is non existent. I got it all to work, except the fact that when I wanted to change playlists the old sound kept on playing and there was no code in the API to help fix it. I tore my hear for hours until I finally found an undocumented “hack”, I lifted the code from what happened when you clicked the first item in (any) playlist, and that took care of the problem. I bet that the support wont answer my question about that either… so I would like to warn anyone considering using wimpy player or pickle player that their support is non existent.

    Anyway, my point is that I am still looking for an alternative html5 flash fallback audio player with playlist display and custom skinning. Flowplayer sounds very interesting when it comes to video and I would not say no to a licence, I can always use it in other ways, but it would be neat if it could handle the above as well.

  • http://www.javierhernandez.mx Chicharito

    I love Flowplayer! Always use it on my sites.

  • Olive

    a truly awesome video player. hope to win 😉

  • Danie

    Great giveaway. I’d like to win it.

  • Roger Willis

    Flowplayer is pretty awesome. I’ve use it at my last job on our site. Very flexible and was to use!

  • Dominic

    love flow player, would be great to have a licence :-)

  • http://www.domaingrace.com pushpendra

    This is the best web resources site … i found

  • Jose Figueredo

    Awesome!

  • http://coderita.com nathalie bergeron

    flowplayer rocks

  • Nikita

    Absolutely amazing player on the web. Cheers to the developers! Waiting for the results now… Hope to win!

  • Nicole N

    This might be the solution my company is looking for! Would love to get a chance to explore it!

  • Andrey

    Flowplayer is the only player I really love. Simple and stylish.

  • Vikas

    i have used many other players and needless to say that the flow player ia the best one out there. a free premium license would be great. looking forward for reaults.

  • Nathan

    It’s a great player that is flexible to handle almost any situation!

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