Top 10 jQuery Audio-Video Player Plugins With Demo And Comparison Table

I still remember those browser notifications asking me to install flash player to run audios-videos in my browser. Well, technology has come a long way now and especially the involvement of JavaScript with HTML5 in browsers has made the user interface far better & efficient.
For jQuery developers creating an audio-video friendly website is easier now because of the easy availability of jQuery audio video player plugins. They are easy to use & highly effective. You will find hundreds of such plugins on the internet. Making your task easier we are shortlisting the bests of them here.

Name Size(Kb) Audio Video Documentation Git Stars
MediaElement.js 67 Good 5600+
jPlayer 14 Good 4200+
flowPlayer 21 X Good 1500+
jQuery.html5loader 7 Good 300+
jQuery Media Plugin 16 Good 270+
jWebAudio 13 Gaming Sounds X Good 120+
Acorn Media Player 34 Good 100+
Clean html Player N/A Good N/A
MediaBox N/A Good N/A
UbaPlayer 10 X Good 70+

Why do we need audio-video plugins?

With proper controlling & better presentation system, these 10 jQuery audio-video plugins have topped the list.

MediaElement.js

Supporting various audio formats like mp3, mp4, webM as well as YouTube, Dash, Dash, FB, SoundCloud etc. with a common HTML5 MediaElement.js API, enabling a consistent User Interface in all the browsers. MediaElement.js is a collection of customized flash plugins that help mimicing the HTML5 MediaElement API for the browsers not supporting HTML5 or the codes you wrote.
With 207 contributors you can easily relay on this jQuery audio-video player plugin.

media element js

Features

  • Customizable.
  • Well documented.
  • Can detect browser.
  • Collection of customized flash plugins that help mimicing the HTML5.
  • MediaElement API for the browsers not supporting HTML5 or the codes you wrote.
  • Free of cost.

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jPlayer

jPlayer is a free, light-weighted, customizable, easy to use cross browser and cross platform jQuery audio-video player plugin, one of the most popular as well with 4000+ git stars. With 20 contributors they are having an active & strong support system.

jPlayer

Features

  • Easy to use.
  • Fully customizeable
  • Lightweight (14KB minified).
  • Free of cost, requires no licensing.
  • Supported by active community.
  • Available free of cost plugins for popular platforms.
  • Multi-codec, Cross-browser and Cross-platform
  • Well documented & easy to understand.
  • Consistent API and interface in all browsers, HTML5 or Adobe® Flash™.
  • Extensible design.

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flowPlayer

One of the best HTML5-jQuery video player for the web. Flowplayer can be embedded on your webpage in a myriad ways.

flow player

Features

  • Best Performance.
  • Light weight player.
  • Easy to implement.
  • Highly Customizable.

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jQuery.html5loader

jQuery.html5loader preloads html5 audio and video contents by with help of a JSON file. It also comes with an easy API system that gives the amount of file loaded in percentage.

jquery html5 loader

Features

  • Smart & Flexible.
  • Preloads audios or videos.
  • Easy to use & customizable.

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jQuery Media Plugin

A solution for both jQuery audio and video player plugin. It helps converting markup tags into better media contents. jQuery Media Plugin can definitely be the option.

Features

  • It helps converting markup tags into better media contents.
  • It can be used to embed virtually any media type, including Flash, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, Real Player, MP3, Silverlight, PDF and more, into a web page.
  • Easy to implement.

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jWebAudio

jWebAudio is mainly for web gaming related audios. They are providing almost everything you might need to control the audios, even you will find various sound effects like gun shots, blasts etc.

Features

  • Designed mainly for web games.
  • Both jQuery & Standard version available.
  • Precise audio control.
  • Light-weight.
  • 2D and 3D sound effects.

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Acorn Media Player

jQuery HTML5 media player Acorn is highly customizable and has easy accessibility. It has the ability to present your given audio or video in a perfect manner.

Acorn Media Player1

Features

  • Tremendous accessibility, customization.
  • Easy theme addition.
  • Closed captions.
  • Transcript.
  • Full screen support.

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Clean html Player

Clean Player is a full-featured light-weight, stylish native HTML5 Audio / Video player that uses on-the-fly media provider selection to play online video and audio. It is supported by almost all the modern browsers. Though you need to pay some bucks to use it, but trust me, this plugin is worth the money.

clean html player

Features

  • Supports playlist.
  • Multiple instances.
  • Cross browser.
  • Responsive.
  • Also perfect for retina display.
  • Easy customizable and works great with mobile devices.

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MediaBox

A purchasable jQuery audio-video player plugin. MediaBox leverages the power of jQuery and jPlayer and utilizes HTML5 with a flash fallback.

Media box

Features

  • Includes 9 widgets for video and audio.
  • Handles all aspects of playlist management and automatically updates all active widgets if the playlist changes.
  • For creating complex applications widgets can be used combined or independently.
  • Automatically retrieves metadata if it is available (using an included server side php script).
  • Has an extensive options list to customize the behavior of the playlist manager as well as each widget.
  • Includes an API that exposes all functionality in a developer friendly manner.

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UbaPlayer

The jQuery HTML5 Audio Player with Flash Fallback. If you are looking for a jQuery audio player plugin, UbaPlayer can definitely be an option. It plays audio natively in modern browsers and uses Flash where native playback is impossible.

UbaPlayer

Features

  • Light weighted.
  • Works fine in modern or even in old browsers.
  • It plays audio natively in modern browsers and uses Flash where native playback is impossible.

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