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Free JW Player Alternatives

The best free alternative to JW Player is BridTV. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to JW Player and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to JW Player are VideoJS, FV Player, Plyr and Able Player.

JW Player alternatives are mainly Video Streaming Apps but may also be Video Sharing Tools or Live Streaming Tools and Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of JW Player.
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The JW Player is an embeddable media player for web sites, supporting many commonly-used audio and video formats.

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  1. BridTV icon

    BridTV

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Online video player platform and video monetization solution. Free online video player platform (OVP) to manage, transcode and host your videos with support for HTML5 and Flash video advertising.

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    Almost everyone thinks BridTV is a great alternative to JW Player.
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    More affordable. Overall better support. Easier to use and implement to your website. Backfill monetization option.

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    Same features, better prices.

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  2. VideoJS icon

    VideoJS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    VideoJS is an HTML5 Video Player, built with Javascript and CSS, with a fallback to a Flash video player for when the browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

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  3. FV Player icon

    FV Player

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress

    WordPress's most reliable, easy to use and feature-rich video player. Features responsive design, playlists, ads, stats, Vimeo, YouTube, S3, Cloudfront and CDN support. AB loop, speed controls.

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    Much easier to use, the UX is much better, and you can add playlists from your WordPress dashboard instead of having to go to JW Player's dashboard.

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  4. Plyr icon

    Plyr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript

    A simple, accessible and customizable HTML5 media player.

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    Accessible and free open source.

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    Able Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress
    • GitHub

    Able Player is a fully accessible cross-browser media player. It uses the HTML5 <audio> or <video> element for browsers that support them, and (optionally) the JW Player as a fallback for those that don’t.

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    MediaElement.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • TYPO3
    • Drupal
    • Joomla
    • BlogEngine.NET
    • Plone
    • Wordpress
    • jQuery
    • RubyGems

    HTML5 video player with Flash and Silverlight fallbacks making it compatible with any browser.

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  7. Html5media

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    html5media is a JavaScript library that enables every browser to play the media defined inside the HTML5 media tags.

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    Accessible HTML5 Video Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript

    A lightweight HTML5 video player which includes support for captions and screen reader accessibility. For details, read the blog post Introducing an Accessible HTML5 Video Player on the PayPal Engineering blog.

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    Empora

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Allows you to customize and rebrand your YouTube videos on your site. Unlimited skinning options and colors through our config tool. Use Empora to brand your embedded YouTube videos and make it look amazing. No ads before, after or on your videos.

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  10. Moyea Web Player icon

    Moyea Web Player

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Moyea Web Player is one of the best Flash video player creating programs that offers an easy solution to create and customize a perfect Web FLV Player for playback on various websites, blogs and forums.

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