HTML5 Demo


As of version 2.1, the DivX Plus Web Player supports the HTML5 API, so it can be embedded and controlled using the <video> tag and open web standards such as JavaScript. It takes full advantage of the <video> tag’s attributes by allowing publishers to create seamless playback experiences and custom controls for DivX, AVI, MKV, MP4 and MOV videos across multiple browsers: Firefox and Chrome (Internet Explorer & Safari Coming in full release version).

This is made possible by browser extensions included with the Web Player that can easily be enabled or disabled by users to allow them to choose their default HTML5 player.


DivX Plus Web Player 2.1 HTML5 <video> Benefits:
  • Hardware accelerated H.264 decoding
  • Create custom controls for the DivX Plus Web Player
  • Enable time and event-based interactions with web page elements (metadata, ads, etc)
  • Interoperability (i.e. H.264 in Firefox)



Some notes on the demo:

Try checking out the HTML5 demo page with different web broswers to see the difference. Each browser has a different set of video capabilities, so you’ll see some videos supported in Google Chrome that aren’t supported in Firefox or IE. After you’ve installed the DivX Plus Web Player 2.1 Beta, return to the demo page and take a look at how DivX Plus Web Player handles the HTML5 embed. You can also enable or disable the HTML5 capabilities through your web browser’s Add-on (Firefox) or Extensions (Chrome) settings.

To enable/disable HTML5 in your browser:

Chrome:

  1. Click the ‘Wrench’ button in the upper right corner
  2. Select ‘Extensions’
  3. Look for 'DivX Plus Web Player HTML <video>’

Firefox:

  1. Click ‘Tools’ from the top menu bar
  2. Select ‘Add-ons’
  3. Select ‘Plugins’
  4. Look for 'DivX Plus Web Player HTML <video>’

Internet Explorer & Safari Support - Coming with final release version