Free HTML5 Video Player and Converter

Free HTML5 Video Player and Converter 5.0

Free
Designed to create HTML5-compliant video files from videos in other formats
4.0  (4 votes)
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This program is a powerful and efficient video converter designed to create HTML5-compliant video files from videos in other formats. Despite the program's name, it does not include any video player - it generates a sample HTML file and embeds a player in it for you to watch your video. The program can convert nearly all known video formats into HTML5, and it lets you configure the output video quality fully.

This application offers an elegant and functional user interface, and includes a series of themes that you can use to customize the player's look and feel. Since this conversion tool supports batch video conversion, you can add as many source video files as you want to convert in a single operation. In addition, you can also configure the output file names by adding a prefix and a suffix to them. The new file name may include the original name, the date, and even a separator character.

With regard to the output format, HTML5 is the only one available. You can select the output quality from a list of presets, which include the original quality, full HD, high quality, normal quality, and economy quality, among others. You can even customize the advanced parameters of your chosen preset by setting the video container, the codec, the frame rate, the bit rate and the resolution, as well as the audio format, the sampling and bit rates, and the number of channels.

Finally, you can replace the default output folder by a custom one, and set the program to create and open the HTML file that contains your resulting HTML5 video. Of course, you will need an up-to-date Web browser - compatible with HTML5 - to be able to watch it. Due to the way HTML5 has been designed, the program generates in fact two resulting video files per source file - one with an MP4 extension (MPEG-4 video container) and another with an OGV extension (an Ogg Vorbis video container). It will be the generated HTML file that will choose the right file to play back, following your browser's preferences.

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Review summary

Pros

  • Elegant and functional user interface
  • Multilanguage support
  • Includes several interchangeable video player themes
  • Capable of converting nearly all known video formats
  • Allows you to configure the output quality
  • Supports batch conversion
  • Allows you to configure the output file names

Cons

  • Despite its title, the program does not include any video playing functionality
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