Player V3 - Comparison Between HTML5 and Flash Players
Helps you decide which Player V3 to implement: the HTML5 Player or Flash Player.
Player V3 provides the ability to let the player automatically switch between HTML5 and Flash to optimize itself to its environment.
- You can embed a player on your web page that supports Flash with a fallback to HTML5 for devices that do not support Flash.
- You can also set HTML5 as the default player with Flash as a fallback for cases where HTML5 is not supported.
- If you want to provide a completely consistent, though possibly less powerful playback experience, you can set HTML5 as your default player.
|If||... then consider using|
|Your viewers are all restricted to HTML5-only devices (for example, iOS devices do not support Flash)||HTML5 exclusively.|
|Your viewers want HTML5 for an optimal desktop experience||HTML5 with Flash fallback.|
|You want the ability to customize the player, take advantage of the quick load times of HTML5, or use some of the other HTML5 features not readily available in Flash||HTML5 only across all devices, with the understanding that your content will not work on Flash-only devices (e.g. a desktop with IE6 browser).|
|You want greater device coverage but also want to make your content available for devices that support Flash||HTML5 with Flash fallback.|
|You have viewers who want the features available in Flash or Flash is optimal for a large segment of your audience||Flash with HTML5 fallback.|
|Your users are all restricted to Flash supported devices and want the features available in Flash||Flash exclusively.|
|You want to use ActionScript to control the player||Use Player (V2) for Flash (see V2 Player APIs (Player V2 Deprecated))|
For more information about the devices and players we support, see Player V3 System Requirements and Compatibility