Playing video on web pages seems not that special since you can already watch videos on web pages through plugins like Flash Player, Quicktime, or Silverlight. A new standard goes to HTML5 Video, a pure HTML way to show video on the web, instead of the previous de facto standard of using proprietary software.
HTML5 Video opens the doors to your way of presenting video content. Modern browsers support the video tag
<video> for the HTML5 video standard. Browsers have a built-in multimedia framework already for decoding and displaying video content. No need to use such proprietary software components anymore!
HTML5 Video support is given by the App gallery combined with the lightbox LightGallery.
Two types of video sources are supported:
Video files from local folders (your webspace)
Video files from online sources (on the Internet) like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
The combination of the App gallery and the lightbox LightGallery is entirely usable for all the video content you want to present on your site. You can place Galleries elsewhere with your content. You can use them for video blogs by putting them into your blog article’s content.
|LightGallery can be used for free for private use, but a commercial license is needed for business use. See LightGallery licenses how to use LightGallery for commercial websites and projects.|
Local Video content
Digital image content, simple pictures or videos, are easy to make. Today, every mobile has a camera. Presenting a bunch of (digital) pictures is done very easily by using Justified Gallery. Videos created by a digicam or a mobile can be played by J1 Template using the HTML5 Video support. Present videos you have made at it’s best.
Two players are available with LightGallery:
an internal player used by default
|The HTML5 specification does not define which video and audio formats browsers should support. J1 LightGallery can play all types of standard HTML5 Video formats on modern browsers today (MP4, WebM, and Ogg).|
Online Video content
The Internet is full of inspiring content. If you want to present video content from the Internet, the online video support of J1 Template is the right choice.
The community at YouTube is large, with over 1 billion users that watch hundreds of millions of hours of content every day. The number of channels on YouTube is enormous. For TV Stations, it’s a must to publish videos of their shows on YouTube. Find below a current gallery from The Voice Kids (SAT.1) Germany and a real classic channel Carpool Karaoke from the frontman James Corden of The Late Late Show at CBS, Los Angeles.
Vimeo is a video-sharing platform that includes features such as live-streaming and customization. Vimeo provides many tools for video creation, editing, and broadcasting. The platform provides you with an excellent channel to present high-quality, professional videos and reach audiences worldwide.
Vimeo does offer a basic, free membership, but it limits you to 500MB maximum storage per week. Alternately, you can book on paid plans: Plus, PRO, Business. Each membership has varied storage limits, but the free plan offers sufficient space for private projects to present video content without advertising.
|A great plus using Vimeo is that no advertising is used on that platform.|
Dailymotion is a French video-sharing technology platform primarily owned by Vivendi. The platform is available worldwide in 183 languages and 43 localised versions featuring local home pages and local content.
The platform is a monetization solution that allows allows to directly connect to high-quality advertisers through a proprietary Advertising Solution. Like YouTube, videos cav be watched for free, but ads are shown on each and every video.
Dailymotion allows users to search videos by tags, topic channels, or user-created groups. Users can upload videos of up to 2 gigabytes and a length of 60 minutes. If a user is a MotionMaker or MotionPartner, a program for particularly creative users or partners, they can upload videos of unlimited length.
|Like YouTube, DailyMotion is a commercial platform using advertising on all video content. On every video, an ad clip is presented of 15 to 30 seconds in length.|
VK, former Vkontakte.ru until January 2012, is a multilingual social network operated from Russia. Registered users can create a profile on VK and exchange information with other users.
According to the operator, the platform has over 100 million active users, but mainly in Russia, Ukraine, and other Russian spoken countries. VK is among the most popular websites in Russia.
|VK is accused of insufficient protection of personal data. The platform is also openly criticized by neo-Nazi and neo-fascist Groups used without there being a handle against them so far. To date, the Russian investigative authorities (especially the FSB) have not made any efforts to identify right-wing extremists or to suppress racist currents on the platform.|
Images and videos are pretty visual. And it can be impressive, for sure. But the most visual component is the text for all pages, for all sites on the Internet. To see how text could be presented great for modern responsive websites, check the section Typography next.
What? Please find out how it works. Go for: Typography, then.