Jilion releases SublimeVideo HTML5 video player, no browser plugin required

“Jilion, a team of application and user interface developers and designers based in Switzerland, has released SublimeVideo, an HTML5 video player that works in Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame installed),” FairerPlatform reports.

Current features (in the demo):
• HTML5 video goodness: no browser plugin, no Flash dependencies
• Jump anywhere in the video and it’ll start buffering from that point
• Custom styled controls
• Sleek zoom-in/out transitions
• Live-resizing (when resizing the browser window)
• More advanced controls on a draggable pane
• Press spacebar to play/pause video (doesn’t always work in Flash)
• Full-screen mode by alt (option)-clicking on the full-window button (WebKit nightly builds only)

FairerPlatform reports, “Thereupon, Jilion plans to add Firefox support, volume controls and ‘full’ IE support (fall back to Flash). Final code for SublimeVideo will be soon released for free (non-commercial use).”

Full article here.

More info about the SublimeVideo HTML5 player here.

MacDailyNews Note: The video demo works beautifully on our iPhone 3GS models and jumping around within the video’s timeline works perfectly.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacRadDoc” for the heads up.]


  1. This might also explain why Sling and EyeTV have been allowed to be accessed via 3G. Since browsers will be able to play this much video content, and floodgates are opening, might as well let everyone in on the party.

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