A few days ago, I discovered a brilliant game made using HTML5. This game is Z-Type, but we won’t be talking about it today. I brought it up simply to highlight the great things that can be achieved thanks to HTML5 and now we’ll get to the subject, namely jPlayer

… a jQuery plugin that allows you to do a lot of things, such as playing and controlling media files in your webpage, create and style (using HTML+CSS, of course) a media player, but most awesome part – in my opinion – is its support for more devices, thanks to HTML5.

For now, jPlayer supports MP3, M4A (AAC) and M4V (H.264), but additional formats may be supported when using HTML5, such as OGV, OGA or WAV (when HTML5 cannot be used, the Flash fallback solution takes its place).

Requiring jQuery 1.3.2 or later, jPlayer 2.0.0 was released back in late December, 2010 and works with a wide range of browsers on various platforms, including Windows, OSX, iOS and Android (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and IE-based browsers, where available, as well as others).

Oh! Did I mention that jPlayer is completely free? Now it seems I just did. Anyway, donations are welcomed, as it usually happens with such projects. That’s all, folks! 😉

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