Acorn Media Player is a small jQuery plugin for implementing a custom HTML5 video player that focuses specially on accessibility and customization. Therefor, being build with accessibility in mind, this HTML5 video player provides full keyboard control using standard tab-based navigation but also screen-reader support, accessible themes and other nice accessibility tweaks.
Acorn HTML5 video player also provides support for closed captioning, and to detail a bit… you can add external SRT files just like a “real” media player. Keep in mind that native support for HTML5 video captions is not yet implemented. Also, alongside with closed captions, this HTML5 video player provides a dynamic transcript generated from the selected captions.
But wait, there’s more! Acorn HTML5 video player provides a lot of other features like:
- Easy customization and themeing
- Fullscreen support
- Buffering indicator
- “audio” support
- Loading indicator
- Remembers volume level using HTML5 localStorage
- Easy to use, understand and adapt
- Free and Open Source
Custom HTML5 video player based on jQuery