What's the advantage of using these plugins? I see them utilised by CMS plugins a lot, but they are unnecessary. I only ever use a couple of lines of code to invoke either Flash or Windows media players.
If you want to play "privately hosted videos" are you happy about inbuilt options to save/download your media.
Sorry my question was not that clear. I'm really interested in which player provides the best advertising solution.
@Kendo, these are players for web video. They allow you to embed videos in your html page (unlike windows media player). Traditionally they are Flash players, now they are HTML5 players too. That means if you put a movie on your server people can watch it with any device, without Flash or some other player installed. When you assume/require that the end-user has some 3rd party thing installed, you will lose some (or many, in the case of Flash).
Yes, I realise they are for web video. I usually use about 4 lines of code to embed both Windows Media and Flash on our pages, but as mentioned, this topic is about advertising. I was wondering what the attraction is for those players because I am looking for alternatives in a current project. I need to control the player and not let the player control what we want.
The use of "we" (at least in my case) indicates that our company has used the product. It would be incorrect to state that "I" use the product because I was not actually doing so, but I am responsible for every thing that goes out the door. This has nothing to do with "sticking my neck out", I was just being truthful.
Do you mean having the user sit through an ad before viewing what he clicked for?
I mean TV commercial style ads. Like you now often see on YouTube. The JWPlayer and Flow Player both offer plugins that allow you to 'pipe in' video ads from big ad networks. There are a variety of different plug-in offerings that vary in price and limits, so I was wondering if anybody has any experience and can offer suggestions as to what has worked best in their particular situations.